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Ohakea Air Force Base was constructed on land near Bulls in the Manawatu, 1937 to 1939. It was built in anticipation of the arrival of bombers, ordered for delivery in October 1939.  The initial construction included housing and maintenance facilities for the new bombers, workshops, administration buildings and accommodation for servicemen and dependents. The image shows the construction of two storey houses for officers in the foreground, barrack blocks and the construction of one of the hangers in the background. Photograph found in album related to the Humphries family of Greytown.

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2016P_IMCADigitalArchive_013356
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Construction of Ohakea Air Force Base
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B&W print
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IMCA Digital Archive

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Pukenui Road, Ohakea
Date
circa 1939

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