Assignment in Aroostook

Assignment in Aroostook

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Produced by the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad in cooperation with the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC), this short tells the story of Sergeant Don Butler, who travels with his family from Texas to Maine for assignment at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone as Assistant Flight Engineer on a B-36 intercontinental bomber. The family travels by train to Caribou, and upon arrival they are picked up and driven to the Base in a U.S. Air Force station wagon. Initially apprehensive, the family quickly adjusts to life on the base and acquires a new Ford Victoria convertible car which they use to travel into the Aroostook County countryside. The family watches potato harvesting and visits Fort Kent. Husband and wife later travel to Fish River Lake by seaplane for a fishing vacation, and they fly fish with a guide in canoes and from top of beaver dam in lake. Fish are later fried outdoors beside lake. Bangor & Aroostook Railroad train with State of Maine freight cars passes in front of convertible at crossing. Film includes aerial footage of facilities at Loring Air Force Base including school, church, and hospital, scenes of family car on rural highways in autumn, and footage of the B-36 crew on runway and the bomber in flight.  (1956)

27 minutes

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This film is from the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Collection at Northeast Historic Film.