"We'll win, of course, but it's going to be a long, hard job." Col. George E. Lovell, 1942. As the specter of a second world war grew, so did Bangor's strategic importance in eastern Maine. National Draft Day saw 3,157 local men register to serve, and the city built up its Dow Field as the nation braced for war. Bangor and its world-class air base stood strong at home as its native sons fought valiantly on the warfront. Complete with end notes, bibliography and index and with black & white photos throughout. Paperback. 158 pgs.