Snowblower clearing the runway at the air base, Houlton, ca.1944

Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Snowblower clearing the runway at the air base, Houlton, ca.1944

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Description

A wartime army truck with a huge snowblower attachment on the front was shooting snow far into the air and off the runway as two men walked alongside at the Houlton Air Base.

Clearing snow and ice from a runway is a challenging job anywhere but especially in northern Maine. Military buildings are visible in the distance.

Houlton Air Base was operational from October 1942 to May 1946 and held German prisoners of war (POWs) from July 1944 to May 1946.

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  • Title: Snowblower clearing the runway at the air base, Houlton, ca.1944
  • Creation Date: circa 1944
  • Subject Date: circa 1944
  • Location: Houlton, Aroostook County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 8 cm x 10 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
207-532-4216
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