Post #25 Charles J. Loring - Portland, ME
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 43° 40.152 W 070° 15.267
19T E 398868 N 4835897
Standing on Washington Avenue, the Charles J. Loring Post is in the east end of Downtown Portland.
Waymark Code: WMP3KZ
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 06/24/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member fatcat161
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Housed in a small single story brick faced concrete block building, this post appears to be known as the Eugene R. Bowden Post, according to the AMVETS website. The sign out front, however, names it the Charles J. Loring Post.

The post is named for Major Charles J. Loring Jr., a heroic Korean War pilot who was killed on a mission while leading a flight of F-80 Shooting Stars of the 80th Fighter-Bomber Squadron in an attack on a Chinese artillery position. For his heroism he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor and made the namesake of Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine.

Loring had also flown in WWII, completing 55 missions before being shot down and taken prisoner.
Type of Site: AMVETS Post

Post Number and/or Name: #25 - Charles J. Loring Post

186 Washington Avenue
Portland, ME USA

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