Title

World War II Left a Big Footprint on Casco Bay Islands

Source

Island Journal

Date

2015

Pages

21-27

Abstract

Casco Bay was chosen as the base for Commander Destroyer Force, Atlantic during World War II. How Casco Bay and its islands were used, the number of ships that passed through the port daily, the economic growth it provided for the area, and what some of the building still standing housed are explained. The impact immediately before the United States entered the war, and after the Navy left, particularly on Peaks, Long and Little Diamond Island is featured. [images]

Subjects

World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American, United States. Navy--History--20th century

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