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Captain Harold H. Gordon, Jewish chaplain for the North Atlantic Division, Air Transport Command, reads from the hand-written Torah, which was created by carefully sewing sheets together to form a scroll.
Gordon took the Torah, on loan from the Beth Israel Synagogue in Bangor, on his rounds in 1945. In a circuit that covered bases as disparate as Reykjavik and Bermuda, Gordon and the Torah soon racked up more than 75,000 miles.
About This Item
- Title: Captain Gordon, 'Flying Torah,' Bangor, 1945
- Creator: U.S. Army Signal Section, Dow Field
- Creation Date: 1945
- Subject Date: 1945
- Location: Bangor, Penobscot County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 10.5 cm x 12.5 cm
- Collection: Dow Field Collection
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects
- United States. Air Force. Air Transport Command
- Dow Air Force Base (Me.)
- World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Jewish
- United States. Air Force--Chaplains
- Military chaplains
- World War, 1939-1945--Religious aspects
- World War, 1939-1945--Chaplains
- Jews--United States
- United States. Air Force--Airmen
- Torah scrolls
- Beth Israel Synagogue (Bangor, Me.)
- Jewish art and symbolism
- Magen David
For more information about this item, contact:Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401
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