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Jesse O. "Jay" Anthony III (VX-6, VXE-6 Photo - 1967-68, 1968-69) - Durham, N.C., USA Joined VX-6 in spring 1967 as PHAN; promoted to PH3 before deployment to McMurdo in fall '67. DF 67-68 was one of four PHs assigned as aircrew on LC-130 F "320" to perform aerial mapping of Antarctica, based at Willy Field. DF 68-69 was assigned to ground still shooting crew from the photo lab on the Hill at McMurdo.
James (Jim) Aylward (AZ-2) (VXE-6 - 1968-71) - Goddard, Kansas USA. Two trips to the ice. Third year...assigned to the hangar at Q.P. R.I.
Lyle Barstow (1964-1966) - Chesapeake, VA I was with VX-6 in 64-66. I wintered over 65-66. It was one of the high lights of my navy career. I was an AE-2, worked the Hill the first summer and the Strip the second season, with three months at Byrd Station and a C-117D aircraft.
Robert A. Beck ADR3 - McMurdo (hill) helos (1969) - Wimberley Tx. USA Flying helo's in Antarctica was the greatest experience of my life: To walk where no one had ever walked before; To have a scientist ask me if I would like to name the mountain range we were looking at; To fly the first Womens expedition to Antarctica led by Dr. Lois Jones Ohio State. Not bad for a 20 year old guy.
Nick Beckman (VX6 squadron - 1965-67) - Saukville, Wisconsin Would like to find people I was stationed with during 65-67 both in McMurdo, Williams Field and also in Christchurch and Quonset point Rhode Island (NAS).
Charles W. Bishop "Chuck"
(1960-1964 & 1970-1974) - Navarre, FL
Worked on the cargo crew 60-64 at Williams field
Gary Bogue "Bogee" (VXE-6 Rhode Island - New Zealand, 1969-71) - Cornstalk, Ia C-130 mechanic ,me ,bogee.....butchee boy (Frank Pignatari) E-5........E6 boss Joe Lamarou..Rhode Island, New Zealand....I never went to the ice oops. Partied way too much. We all had cars in New Zealand ... Wonderful time of our lives!
Charles Chuck Bowen (VX6 68 - 69, 1969-70 in Christ Church, jet shop) - Brookfield NY Server with Bogue, Majewski, Pignatare, Hadcock, Soupy Campbell, Al Grien, Gary Storm,
Eric T. Gardner (1965) - Paragould, Arkansas -
Roy Lewis Glaspey Jr. (Lewie) (1 season on ice, 2 seasons at CH CH - From 1969 to 1972) - Cambridge, New Zealand Spent first season with vxe6 on the Ice in the cargo crew. Spent the next two seasons in power plants jet mechanics shop in CH CH When I got out of the navy I was a adj3 in1972. I now live in New Zealand. I have been here since 1977.
Barry Goodwin (1966) - Scranton Pa - Wintered over hill electric shop, some great times were had down there . Guess it is a nice vacation spot now, we got a free be.
Larry Hunter (1969-1973) - Griswold Connecticut - Arrive VXE-6 as PN3. 69-70 & 70-71 summer support on hill. 71-72 Det CH CH. 72-73 Det Quonset. Belong to OAEA NE. Good to see old shipmates. Look forward to reunions.
Robert Kirk (Pigmy) Hyndman (VX-6 1963-1967 VXE-6 1971-1975) - Kingsville, Texas Aircrew 148318 1965 and 148319 1965-67. Departed in bad shape as AMH2 and moved up from there.
Max Johnson "Little John"
(1967-1970) - Terre Haute, IN, USA. Worked cargo
Willy Field 1967-70, CH CH 1968-1969.
Stephen C. Kapantais (1965-1966) - USS ATKA - AGB 3 - Salem, MA USA
Ted Kobziak (ski) (1966/69) - Mesa AZ. I was in 6 from 66/69. Got there as AMS1 made AMSC in 67. Spent 1st 2 seasons at Willy Field. The last in CH-CH. I retired in 76 from VP-44. Worked at the Warwick P.O. retiring in 99. Great tour of duty.
James H. Morris (VX 6 - 1962-1963) - Gatesville, Texas, 76528, US. I flew ,south from Q Pt. R.I. on deep freeze 62. I was radio operator on VX-6,Navy R4D 50777. It took over 1 month to get to Christchurch N Z..We spent 2 weeks before going to south IS. for the last leg of trip to Williams field. I left the crew there and took over the electronics shop. A few weeks later on November 25,1962, Navy 50777 crashed,killing all hands. I was an AET 2 at lhe time and came back to the ice one more time, then went on to Rota, Spain, for duty in VX 2.
Fred Nootnagel (1963 / 64) - Va Beach McMurdo SS63/64, WO 64. AK2, manned the Williams Field VX6 supply trailer. WO on the hill at VX6 supply with SK1 Eddie Barrs.
Clayton "Clay" Parsons (VX-6/VXE-6 - 1968 - 1970) My years in Six were the highlight of my 11 years in the Navy. The rest of my Naval service, before and after being in the Squadron, pales in comparison to my two years in Six. I would do it over in a heartbeat if that were possible. My time in Six was one of the happiest periods of my life. I salute the many super guys and friends I served with, many of who have passed on.
Billy W Shepherd (1962-63-64) - Clarksville Tn USA Served 2 tours Out of Quonset Point R.I. McMurdo, Williams Field. Great Time and Memories! Lost a good friend (Wayne Shattuck) there.
Michael Spencer (1967 to 1969) - Fredericksburg, VA Navigator LC-130, C-121
John Svensson (Winter over 1964 Year/s 1963-64) - Kalama WA I am trying to find a friend from VX-6. Also spent time on T-3 in the Arctic (2 years)
Ed Tarker "Tach" (ASA McMurdo, Williams Field, Summer support 1967,8,9) - Berlin, Pa
Russ Waara AE-2 (VX-6 McMurdo - 1961-1962) - Central Lake Mich
(1961-62 W.O. 1964-69 CH) - Orange Park, FL 32073
Vernon P. Wood (VX-6 Det Alfa - W/o 1963 and 1967 YN2/1) - Longview, Washington Looking for anyone who w/o in 1963 and 1967 in Det Alfa.
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