Lt. Commander Carleton Pike, Lubec, ca. 1944

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Lubec native Carleton Maxwell Pike (October 9, 1894-April 25, 1967) served in both World War I and II. In 1916 he went directly from Maine’s Bowdoin College to France as an ambulance driver. He returned in April 1917, graduated from Bowdoin, then enlisted in Naval Reserve aviation, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Senior Grade two years later. He was among the first 200 naval aviators.

After a career in business, Pike served during World War II in the Pacific including hading a carrier support group out of Henderson Air Base on Guadalcanal. Later as Lt. Commander he was executive officer at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Washington State, ultimately retiring on October 1, 1945, at the rank of Commander.

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  • Title: Lt. Commander Carleton Pike, Lubec, ca. 1944
  • Creation Date: circa 1944
  • Subject Date: circa 1944
  • Town: Lubec
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 24.2 cm x 19.2 cm
  • Local Code: Pike 19 jpg
  • Object Type: Image

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Lubec Historical Society
135 Main Street, Lubec, ME 04652

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