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Historical Items

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Item 9545

Dow Air Force Base F-84s, Bangor, 1948

Contributed by: Maine Aviation Historical Society & Maine Air Museum Date: 1948-02-25 Media: Photographic print

Mystery Corner Item

Item 104787

Ruth Nichols, Clarence Chamberlain, and unidentified pilot, ca. 1935

Mystery Corner Item Do you know where this was taken and who the middle person is?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1935

Item 16656

Douglas A-20 Air Crew, Presque Isle, ca. 1942

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: circa 1942 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.

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Fallen Heroes: Those Who Gave Their Lives: World War II

At least twenty-three Jewish men from Maine died in the military during World War II. Photographs and other memorabilia are available for fewer than half of them. Read more about them.

Site Pages

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Maine Aviation Historical Society & Maine Air Museum

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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My Maine Stories

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How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse

Story

Welcome home Sgt. Cunningham
by Donald C Cunningham

It was great to be back in Maine.

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII