An Airman on Skis

Title

An Airman on Skis

Subject

Getting around on base was up to the discretion of the men of the Army Air Corps in times of snow

Description

As the brutal winter of 1944 set in, life at the forward operating bases (FOB) had to continue. Flying missions was still a possibility if the weather and runways were clear. This airman managed to find some skis to get around the base. Seen here standing outside the briefing tent in his combat gear, he wouldn't be entering his cockpit with wet boots and soggy socks.

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

Winter 1944-1945

Files

Airman_on_skis.JPG

Collection

Citation

“An Airman on Skis,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 8, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/7.