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Category: Military & War, Wars, World War II, 1939-1945

Historical Items

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Item 12825

WW II Newsletter, Stockholm, 1942

Contributed by: Stockholm Historical Society Date: 1942 Location: Stockholm Media: Text

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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 16718

Postcard from Walter Hustus to mother, 1943

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1943-03-10 Location: South Portland Media: Postcard

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Exhibits

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Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

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Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.

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South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding

Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Jonathan Clay Jr.

Jonathan Clay Jr. Responses from students in Mr. Koscuiszka's class can be viewed below: Haylea Lujan "Summarize the 'who, what, where, and when' of…

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Lincoln, Maine - Influential Institutions

Influential Institutions Use the menu at left to browse various pieces completed by 7th and 8th grade social-studies students at Mattanawcook Junior…

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Lincoln, Maine - Catholic Church

Catholic Church Responses from four students in Mr. Koscuiszka's class can be viewed below: St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lincoln, ca.

My Maine Stories

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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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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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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