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Historical Items

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Item 16754

Snowball Express, Presque Isle, ca. 1944

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: circa 1944 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 16657

Douglas C-5A, Presque Isle, ca. 1943

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: circa 1943 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 16669

Douglas C-54, Presque Isle, 1945

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: 1945 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air

Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.

Exhibit

Fallen Heroes: Maine's Jewish Sailors and Soldiers

Thirty-four young Jewish men from Maine died in the service of their country in the two World Wars. This project, including a Maine Memory Network exhibit, is meant to say a little something about some of them. More than just names on a public memorial marker or grave stone, these men were getting started in adult life. They had newly acquired high school and college diplomas, they had friends, families and communities who loved and valued them, and felt the losses of their deaths.

Exhibit

The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

It would serve as part of the Strategic Air Command. The City of Bangor welcomed the build-up of the air base and maintained a close relationship…

Site Page

Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and the Civil War

Simon G. Jerrard was the commander of the 22nd Maine and was also a selectman in Levant and a Penobscot County sheriff.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

… barely sufficing to furnish each company with a commander, some lieutenants commanding by detail other companies than their own; and now Captain…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II

Story

Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR

Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima