OAE's - VX-6 / VXE-6 - Antarctic Development Squadron
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1970's

Glenn Ahlberg (Mugu, McMurdo, CH CH - 1978-1981 VXE-6) - Ojai, California  

Arland A. (Ralph) Adams  (1969/1970/1971) - Elverson, Pa. USA    Excuse ME!

Jimmy Alexander (1972/1973/1974/1975) - Jonesboro Arkansas   I was a Yeoman in VXE-6 on the Hill .

Wayne Anderson (1973 - 1976) - Chadron, Nebraska  What an adventure!!!! Think about that time of my life often, wouldn't trade it for the world. Was an AS, worked the Strip and Hill; was also Para-Rescue. Was on 320 when it crashed at Dome C and was part of the salvage team for 329; really miss the crew from down there.

Terry Baker (VXE-6 / Helo Crew - 73-74  74-75) - Hooks Texas  Would like to hear from any of the " Max Pax Max Trash Max cargo" crew.

Mark A Balue the Penguin painter (1979-1981) - Stanton   Worked line Maint. on the ice and corrosion control in Ch-Ch. Painted Penguin's on Aircraft and hit all visiting A/C that parked over night. MAB 80/81. Below them. I notice they did repaints and keep the Penguin on the nose.

AMHC Willie C Barr (Flight Crew - 1971-1974) - Woodbridge VA. 22291   I retired from the Navy in 1978.

BMC(SW) Donald Bartsch (1977-1978) - Louisville KY   

Jack Bazydlo (1975-1978) - Clifton Park, New York    I miss the beer in ChiChi, and the opportunities to learn talking to the scientists about their research, going to the Kiwi hut, and of course the Dirty Duck. I'll be happy to hear from anyone from any time period.

Gary Beal (1970-1971-1972) - Mesa AZ  Was part of the crew who crashed on the C121 in October 1970.  Great Experience

Bruce Becker (DF-74-75, 75-76) - Idaho   Strip Rat DF 74-75, GSE Line. Dome Charlie crew DF 75-76 to recover 320, I have a large piece of the shattered prop and the pictures to prove it! Miss Andy and Chief Birch and the rest of you all about this time each year. (Nov 30th)

Charles W. Bishop "Chuck" (1960-1964 & 1970-1974) - Navarre, FL   Worked on the cargo crew 60-64 at Williams field
70-74 in the GSE shop on the hill.

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!

Larry Bumpus (1977-1979) - Oxnard    AKCM Larry Bumpus would like to hear more from loadmaster Vogel I cannot address your retirement grade as I do not know but i remember you when I first checked into the squadron in first lieutenant with you and Swinney hope to hear from you on future Puckered Penquins events and especially the McMurdo events take care shipmate.

Jim Chock (1971-1976) - Hortonville    was an "AK" and the first to make the trek from NAS Quonset Pt. to Oxnard Ca.

Doug "Cookie" Crouse (74-79) - Wildomar Ca.  I was a cook and worked all of the spots. The Hill, Willy Field, South Pole and Byrd Surface Camp. What a adventure.

Earl "BEEF" Dickey (1969-1970 1970-1971) - Sarah, Ms USA    I was a Helo crewman. My Rate AMS-2s

Robert Doc Dobie Le Van (VXE6 Helos, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1985) - Arizona   Enjoyed the ICE, was even looking into going down recently doing work. Favorite stories of life came from the ICE. Outlying camps were the best. Beardmore, NVL, Ellsworth Darwin Glacier, miss the banana sleds .

Wayne Donaghey (1972-1976) - Derry NH   Trying to find Thomas Kealoha not sure of correct spelling

Mike "Bubba Drewski" Drew (1978-82) - Redondo Beach, Ca.   

David R Duncan AMSC (1976-1979) - Paonia, Colorado    Retired in 1979 with VXE-6 as my last assigned squadron:

Caesar Eudave (1977) - Austin Texas  I was leading scorer in basketball championship as seen in the "McMurdo Sometimes" January 29, 1978.  Worked on UH1-N model helos in support of NSFA.

Lito A. Geslani (VXE 6 1970) - San Juan City, Philippines  

Bill Griffitts, NCC (1979 - 1982) - Fallon, Nevada 

Art Hall (1974-1977 Three deployments) - Portland, Or    I was in VXE-6 for seven years. Made three deployments to the ice, was once a member of the para rescue team. I was on one of the C-130's that went down, landing gear caved in on take off. Don't recall the tail number any more. CDR Desko was flying at the time. I also served three years on detachment Pt Mugu as it was first created. From there I went to Va-22 and did a west pac on the USS Kitty Hawk. Got out as an AK1

Jerry (Waylow) Hernandez (76-80) - Covina, Ca.   Remember Christchurch NZ, white heron, and of course the Ice. Was AMH3 C130's Remember close friends Danny Garcia (loadmaster) Bill Howard AD4, Hey guys rec'd email from one of our CMDR's that any connection with the flight of that DC10 that crashed into Mt Erebus that we can be up for unit station from New Zealand if you email me I can give you that info. I would love to go back for a month or so. We ate good didn't we??

Patrick Huck (VXE6 Det Christchurch year round - 1978-1982) - Euless Texas USA   Hi guys, PN1 originally assigned to VXE-6 permanent Det Christchurch then moved up the street to NSF Bldg and assigned as Personnel Mgr with Task Force 199 permanent Det in ChCh. Stayed in the Navy, made PNC and retired in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas. Looking forward to hearing from y'all!

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.

Mike Johnson (VXE6 Loadmaster) - Colorado springs USA   

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.

Neil Killion (Rotten Ralph) (VXE-6 C-130 Load master, 1976-1977) - Corvallis    Most fun I ever had with my clothes on.

Rod Jenkins (Years: 1977/78) - Nipomo, Calif.

Don Leger (1971-1973) - Natick, Massachusetts USA    Served with VXE-6 at Willy Field as chief operator of KC4USX amateur radio station, summer support 71-73 It was an honor and thrill to have walked in the shadows of the giants of Antarctic exploration.

Lorenzo Loren Moreno (VXE6 - 71-73) - Kennewick, Washington   McMurdo galley 71-72 summer support. Williams Field 72-73 summer support airframes shop. AMS E4.

Kevin McClure (1975-79 - Pt. Mugu) - Phoenix, Az.   I was an AE/flight crew and made 4 deployments (1 det to Greenland) I was on the repair teams for 320 (1975) and 319 (1976) "parked" at dome "C" big fun.

Rick McWhirter (1978-1982) - Abilene Texas   Had a lot of good times and made s lot of life long friends.

Kent B Marshall (1977-1981) - Melbourne  GSE. ASM Lots of great memories.

Brian Morgan (77/78/79) - Coon Rapids, MN. USA    Mugu, The Rock, The Beaches Hiway 1, ChCh club Dirty Duck, Wiazdr, Lion, Brown, Avon River, diff club every nite 10pm, McMurdo. Great guys in supply Jerry Jackson, Dan Osif, Roy Tucker, Charlie Vaughn, runs to Willie Field overheating supply truck.

Larry Neureither (1979-1981) - Simsbury, CT  Served as the dental officer for 2 deployments. Was there for the DC 10 crash my first year. Lots of good people and memories.

Robert J. O'Keefe I-Beam (1970-1973) - San Antonio, Texas  

Robert Paine (1975/ 1976) - Highland, California 

Michael Patterson - Pat (VXE-6 loadmaster- cargo yd. - 1970-71) -   Guntersville Alabama. Can't believe its been over forty years, how young we were.

Bob Presswood (1978/1979) - Boulder Creek California   MS2. Went winfly 1978 to Christchurch galley. After 4 months went to McMurdo galley. I ran the hanger igloo during the summer of 1979. I met my wife Jane in CH-CH and we have been married for 35 years.

William Preston (1978 - 1981) - McKinney, TX    I was an Aviation Electricians Mate back in 1978. Did three tours through New Zealand and the Ice, and loved every minute of it. What I wouldn't give to have those days back.

Mike Rogers (1974-1976) - Belleville, Arkansas    Came to VXE-6 from Midway Island in 74... married a native in late 75.. Lots of fun in ChCh as well Willy field.. Streaked the hanger Christmas Eve 1974 and gave a moon salute to the AF C130 unit that supported us in 75..Remember the Penguin Priest and have photo's

Joe Rogowski (DF 74,75, 76) - Valparaiso IN   

Bill Rosenow (1970-1973) - Scottville Mi   AMSC crew member 318 when it crashed Willy Field 1971,QA and Maint Cont

Albert Sebastian (VXE6 - 70-73) - Vancouuver Wa. -    ABH1 Flight crew loadmaster. Transfer just prior to move to Pt. Mugu, retired from navy 1980.

John Shamblin (VXE 6 GSE - 1977-1980) - Melbourne, Fl 

William (Bill) Thompson (1973 - 1976) - Excelsior Springs Mo  Ran KC4USX a lot of phone patch back to the states.

Roger Turner (ASA - W/O 1971) - Dummerston, VT    I was the cook at the Amundsen Glacier field camp - must have been Dec 70 / Jan 71. Had a great time there with the VXE6 crew and the boys from Ohio State U. When I got back to McMurdo, I wanted to go to the Pole and was told I couldn't. So I went to our VXE OIC from Amundsen and asked if he could get me on a plane. He asked me if I could get him a case of steaks. We helped each other out. Was anybody at Amundsen that season?

Paul "Paulie" Walters (1970 - 1973) - Lake Elsinore, Ca    Served in VXE-6 from 6/70 through 3/72. Served two seasons on the Pole. First season served in the Cargo Yard loading C-130's. Second year was a plane captain/crew chief on the UH-1N. I was a jet mechanic ADJ-3.

George Wood Jr. "Woodeye" (VXE6 - 1968-1970) - Vancouver WA, USA -   The ice is nice but CH CH is peachy. I am a lifetime member of OAEA and VX6/VXE^ Association I flew aircrew on the ski hercules LC130F/H models. The Antarctic is the last frontier so lets protect it.

Frankie Williams (1975-1980) - Visalia, CA 

Randy Wilson (77-81) - Hines Oregon   Had a lot of fun

Al Yoas (1971-1974) - Dallas, Texas    I was an Aircraft Electrician & crew member of Hercs including the last flight of 917 at Pole Station.

Steve Zsembik (1978-81) - Camarillo Ca -  

1960's  1980's  1990's


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