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Minsky Warden Armband

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Minsky Warden Armband

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This Armband was a piece of clothing worn by Block Wardens who were civilian soldiers charged with defending their towns and cities during World War II. Each warden was assigned to a city block shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. With their white helmets and armbands, they were designated to enforce Blackouts or Brownouts. It was also their job to make sure that the area they were assigned to didn't have any lights on, therefore, enemy bombers could not use lights to decide where to bomb. This armband was worn by Bangor resident, Myer Minsky.

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  • Title: Minsky Warden Armband
  • Creation Date: circa 1943
  • Subject Date: circa 1943
  • Town: Bangor
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Cotton
  • Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 44.5 cm
  • Local Code: 86.153.41
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Bangor Historical Society
159 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 942-1900

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