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U.S. Navy C-130s drop supplies by parachutes on ice runway. T-3 Ice Island, Arctic Ocean. 1969.


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Caption: Once temperatures warmed each spring, pilots could no longer land on the ice runway to resupply T-3 with food, fuel, and spare parts and to ferry personnel to and from Alaska. During the summer months, Navy C-130s from Ellensdorf Air Force Base supplied the camp by parachute drops. Supplies dropped in June 1969 landed on target on the ice runway. Photo by Dave Scoboria, USGS. Dave Scoboria was a USGS field assistant (and the only USGS presence on the island--solely responsible for the measurements) for part of 1968 and 1969. Note: T-3 Photographs - Roll F B&W negatives - June paradrop, 1969. There were three paradrops during the summer of 1969 performed by Navy C-130 planes from Elmendorf Air Force Base in Fairbanks, [...]


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U.S. Geological Survey
Photographer :
Scoboria, Dave

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