Hillsboro Airport, Columbus Day Storm damage

Title

Hillsboro Airport, Columbus Day Storm damage

Description

Black and white image of several small airplanes at the Hillsboro Airport that have been tossed about by the wind and piled into a jumble of debris by the Columbus Day Windstorm. Airplanes, hangars, and even navigational beacons at local airports were blown away by the winds of the storm. The highest winds recorded in the Portland area reached 116 mph, but many local anemometers (wind gauges) were destroyed by the storm after reaching their measurement capacity. Oregon airports reported a total of 226 airplanes damaged and 56 completely wrecked, along with twenty-four hangars destroyed in the storm.

Date Created

1962-10

Medium

photographic prints

Identifier

WCMpic_012714

Rights

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Collection