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Captain Gordon and 'Flying Torah,' Bangor, 1945

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Captain Gordon and 'Flying Torah,' Bangor, 1945

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Captain Gordon shows the Torah that he took with him on his rounds during World War II to a Captain, probably the Protestant Chaplain E.D. Viser of Dow Field.

Captain Harold H. Gordon was the Jewish chaplain for the North Atlantic Division, Air Transport Command, as he made his rounds -- that included bases as disparate as Reykjavik and Bermuda.

The Torah was on loan from Beth Israel Synagogue in Bangor.

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  • Title: Captain Gordon and 'Flying Torah,' Bangor, 1945
  • Creator: U.S. Army Signal section, Dow Field
  • Creation Date: 1945
  • Subject Date: 1945
  • Town: Bangor
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 10 cm
  • Collection: Dow Field Photo Album
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-8336

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