The 59th Fighter Interceptor Squadron of Goose Bay Air Base in the less than tropic land of Labrador, Canada, in 1957

Webp.net-resizeimage (6)Webp.net-resizeimageWebp.net-resizeimage (10)Webp.net-resizeimage (9)Webp.net-resizeimage (8)Webp.net-resizeimageWebp.net-resizeimage (3)Webp.net-resizeimage (11)Webp.net-resizeimage (7)Who doesn’t look forward to a little refresher in the fine art of arctic survival? You can see the enthusiasm written all over their faces.Webp.net-resizeimage (5)Classy VW Bug in front of 59th squadron ops. The alert barn is to the right with an F-89 Scorpion getting some sunshine.Webp.net-resizeimage (4)Goose Bay Air Base alert facility. T-33’s are lined up in the distance.Webp.net-resizeimage (2)Although the C-118 and C-124 are hidden by snowbanks, the melting ice tells us that summer cannot be too far off. It will be warm, just not for very long.Webp.net-resizeimage (12)SA-16’s of the 54th Air Rescue Squadron are dwarfed by the SAC hangars at Goose Bay. These hangars, along with many of the other such buildings in these photos, are still in use today. When one looks at these photos, it is sometimes hard to believe they were taken over six decades ago. The aircraft are long scrapped or, if lucky, in a museum. The young men are now old – most around 90 years of age – but they will remain, for a least a few moments here, forever young.

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