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ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY

Clearing ice, 1980

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: July 31, 2020

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, West Germany, December, 1980: Senior Airman Rick Whitten of the 435th Organizational Maintenance Squadron may seem tiny compared to a propeller of a huge C-130 aircraft, but without his efforts to clear ice from the Hercules transport's wings during the first storm of the winter season the plane wasn't going anywhere.