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Historical Items

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Item 15650

Durham's World War II Honor Roll, ca. 1946

Contributed by: Durham Historical Society Date: circa 1946 Location: Durham Media: Wood

Item 104325

An issue of "Big Guns" for selling war stamps, World War II pamphlet, ca. 1943

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1943 Media: Lithograph

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Item 104350

"Deliver us from evil: buy war bonds," World War II poster, 1943

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1943 Media: Lithograph

Exhibits

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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.

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Passing the Time: Artwork by World War II German POWs

In 1944, the US Government established Camp Houlton, a prisoner of war (POW) internment camp for captured German soldiers during World War II. Many of the prisoners worked on local farms planting and harvesting potatoes. Some created artwork and handicrafts they sold or gave to camp guards. Camp Houlton processed and held about 3500 prisoners and operated until May 1946.

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - World War I

Lewiston: Dingley, Inc. 1822-1928. Print. "World War I." World War I. Web. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I>.

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Lincoln, Maine - Paul Fleming and gun crew, WW II, 1945

Paul Fleming and gun crew, WW II, 1945 Contributed by Lincoln Historical Society Description Paul Fleming, a Chester resident, is shown…

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Lincoln, Maine - Paul Fleming, WW II, South Germany, 1945

Paul Fleming, WW II, South Germany, 1945 Contributed by Lincoln Historical Society Description Paul Fleming, a long-time resident of…

My Maine Stories

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.

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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

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down