The Flying Jewish Chaplain

Secrets of the Archives from University of Minnesota Libraries

Rabbi Harold Gordon was known as the “Flying Jewish Chaplain” for his years of service as the Circuit Chaplain of the North Atlantic Division of the Air Transport Command, 1944-1946.

In this installment of Secrets of the Archives, Curator Kate Dietrick talks about Gordon, a 1929 graduate of the University of Minnesota, and his papers and photos, which are housed in the Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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