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Base on November 30th 2008
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Jim Affeldt (McMurdo / Pole / Hallet / Vostok - 1968/69 72/73 75/76) - Rock Stream New York I worked in the McMurdo fabrication shop. Did repairs at the Pole & Hallet. Drank with the Russians at Vostok.
Hank Beck (1962-1963) - Evansville Helo plane captain
Steven Bendzak (1968) - Colton, Washington
Bill Bertrand (MCB6 and CBU201 1965-1966) - Harwich port , Ma I worked on the water lines going and from the nuke plant , also worked in the nuke plant installing new boiler for water treatment plant. Turn on desalination unit and tested fresh water by drinking some, was pretty good (we thought).
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,
David Bresnahan (McMurdo, South Pole, Palmer - 1967-2007) - USA
Jimmy Burke "Phantom Mouse" (McMurdo - 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964) - Ossipee New Hampshire Worked loading C130, Mees Cooking, Admin office, drove the weasel truck 1943 studabaker, got to the pole on 1962 flight, had the greatest time of my life in those years.
Dennis Cannon (Summers of 64-65, 66-67 & 67-68) - Boise, Idaho I was a Navy civilian engineer at the PM-3A Nuclear Power Plant for three summers in the 1960's, and travelled to the Pole and Byrd Station. I have an OAE Certificate from 1965.
Roger Case MD (1968-69) - Oak Harbor WA USA Winter-over physician at McMurdo '68-69, and navy clinic physician at Chi-Chi Oct '69-Mar '70
Alan Chandler (Byrd VLF Substation Longwire - 1969, Summer 68, all 1969 and summer of 1970. Summer 1971 McMurdo) - Woodinville WA -
Marty Childress (McMurdo 69-70) - Louisville, Kentucky 1969-70 w/o Dental Tech (DT2) - Crashed, Burned & Lived to tell...
Jerry Clark (McMurdo and Scott Pole Stations) - Social Circle Georgia I would like to hear from anyone from summer tours October 1966 - April 1967 and October 1967 - April 1968. I have kept up with a few of the men and would like to hear from anyone else on the ice during that time.
Charles Claxton (McMurdo - 1963-1967)
- Atlanta, Ga USA
Harold Cordell (1962) - Richmond Texas
Durham, James T. (Winter-Over 66-67) - Coconut Creek, Fl.33073 Started out in 1966 with VX-6 Medical Dept. Stationed at the sickbay at Williams Field. Transferred to the Winter-over party of Deep Freeze 67.CDR. Mills was our Base C.O. Being a career Hospital Corpsman I found myself flying Medivac missions in Vietnam about a year and half after coming off the ice.
Homer L Ellis "Lee" (McMurdo, Byrd - 1968 +1969) - Brownville Me 04414 USA. Winterover 1/1/68 to 10/12/68, Byrd 10/12/69 to 2/19/70, Toney Mts.
Robert William Eslick (1967) - Deceased My Father was a CE-3391 (electrician) and passed away from a heart attack (2002). He wintered over at McMurdo Base from 1967 to 1968.
V. Edward Fayan (McMurdo
Sound, Quonset Pt. - 1961-1963) - Cumberland, RI 02864
John F Garland (MCB-8, Mobile Construction Battalion 8 - 1962-1963) - Cochabamba Bolivia - Built condenser building for PM-3A power plant, later built wonder arch at Pole Station.
Earl Griffith - Griff (McMurdo, Beardmore, Hallett - 1970-1973) - Helena, Montana I was assigned to the firehouse gang at McMurdo for a couple of months until I made grade to AG-3, then on to Beardmore Glacier to take weather obs. Finally got sent to Hallett in Jan 71 and spent the next two seasons there. We closed the station in Feb 73. Capt. Van Reeth allowed me to keep the last American flag that flew over the station while still an active US Navy base. The Ice was the best damn tour in the Navy. Good people, good friends.
Grisham, Paul O. (1968) - La Mesa, CA, USA. Winter-over meteorologists (USN) in 1968. Will be happy to talk to any of the ice rats...
Calvin Griswold (Griz) (1966-67, McMurdo Station/Yates Army Airfield Camp 1) - Ocala, Florida USA I served as a mess cook at McMurdo from 1966-1967. I was with Antarctica Support Activities for the summer months. I few out of Davisville , Rhode Island to Christchurch, New Zealand. From there to Williams Air field to McMurdo Station. I had a list of the men that served with me but lost it during the years. Is there any way of finding out the names of the men who were stationed with me. I have pictures of them but can't remember their names. While there I also went on a 3 month expedition to Marie Byrd Land with a Army unit who few helicopters. It was called Yeats Army Airfield, Camp 1.Robert Hankins - Hank (1962-63) - Belton Tex W/O party Deep Freeze '63. Was an AG2 (weather guesser). POIC of Beardmore Sta. for 6 weeks prior to closing it down for the winter. Was held over a month in order to go back out and set up a new station. Old hut had sunk too far down in the glacier to be usable. Lots of memories (mostly good). Water supply had gotten contaminated just prior to our arrival, Rationing in effect. first shower on Xmas eve. To say McMurdo was aromatic was an understatement!
Howard Hanson - Hans (McMurdo and Hallett Stations, 1967-1969) - West Springfield MA USA I was an ET at McMurdo and then the station ET at Hallett for two summers.
Arlie V. Hash, ASA / Electronics Division (grasshopper shack GURU) 1967 - 1968 W/O. Buffalo, Kentucky 42716 Would like to communicate with Frank Coffman, Al Garcia, Larry "Woody" Woodrow, Scott Carpenter, Bill Tolbert, Richard Heim, Chief Napik, and any others who endured W/O - '67 / '68 at McMurdo.
George Hensen CBC Davisville NCBU201 (67-69) - Palm Bay Florida USA Summer support 67-68, 68-69 EO2 2nd class diver worked on pier face in Quay my boss was Chief Parker
Donnie Kuehl (1964-65 Naval Air Station Norfolk) - Glen Rose, Texas Operation Deepfreeze; 1964 & 65, Combat Cinematographer / Aviation Crew Member.
George F. Laiblin RM2 (McMurdo Station - WO 63-64) - Lake Tapps, Washington 98391 Would love to hear from from OAE 63-63
L. Johnson, Larry O. RM2 (1961 - McMurdo, Little Rockford, Beardmore) - Aloha, Oregon, USA I wintered over at the transmitter site on the hill. I spent 3 months at Little Rockford an 3 months at Beardmore Glacier. I was just a kid of 19. Great time and went from there to the submarine force.
Larry Kaib (1965-1966) - Mckees Rocks, PA, 15136 Part of Winter-Over party on Deep Freeze 66. Started out running the electronics warehouse then moved over to run the automotive parts warehouse. Lots of fond memories from the Playboy Club next to Chapel Of The Snows. Lots of good friends from the supply corp of which I was a part. Also loved the following R&R in Christchurch. Wow, what a place. I'll remember the good times I had in the Deep Freeze tour and Christchurch forever.
David A. Kaczmarczyk "Kaz" (McMurdo Transmitter Site "up on the hill" - 1966-1967) - Chesapeake, Virginia Worked at the transmitter site and operated the Ham Shack for yhe phone calls home with Cmr Mills, RM1 McKensie (Mac) and ET! albrecht. Was there for the first C141 fly by (no guts) Air force crew and the first landing of same (navy Crew) "Oh those fresh provisions and mail.
Mike Liso (CBU 201 - 1966) - East Haven Ct-USA Looking for anyone who served with CBU 201 and went to the Ice in 1966.We started the first de-saltation unit that ran from the Nuke Plant down to the Town.
Michael E. McIntyre BUL2 USN (1967-18) - base-ship/strip rat / McMurdo. Craig, USA. Looking for shipmates Zadravecz, Holland, Downs, Keilty, Bostwick, and all others.
Robert McNeish - NavNuPU PM3A* - (1967) - Summerville, SC, USA What a change from when I arrived and to see the building that is being used today to house and feed the crew. What a Change!! - email available
ET2 Frank Nadeau - (1962 -63 Winter Over) - Virginia, USA. Wintered over 1962-63. Worked in the Comm Center halfway up the hill. Moved the Electronic spare parts from a snow bank outside the Comm Center down to the second deck of a newly constructed warehouse. New pictures don't allow one to figure out where the old buildings were. PM3A provided power when it was up. We lived in T-5 huts where the guy on the bottom bunk slept in a down mummy bag and the guy in the top bunk just used a sheet. - email available
Ed North (65 - 66 W/O) - Wolcottville In. CM 3 at the time, Willy Field summer with crash crew Wintered at the firehouse in McMurdo.
Ken Osicki (Zorro) (BioLab McMurdo, DF 63 - Broadview Hts, OH Winter over 62-63 as Manager BioLab and Asst. Station Scientific Leader. One of the "USARPS" housed next door to the chapel.
Larry C. Parmiter (CBU 201 - 1967 - 1968) - Murphy, NC 28906 Good memories with 201 67/68 at McMurdo. Retired CWO4 USN Nov 89. Prior to 201 I served with MCB 6.
Lou Pelosi (W/O 69-70) - Wake Forest, N.C. ABF2- worked fuels at McMurdo and Williams Field.
John Pennington (1969-70) - Abilene Texas (Radioman Second Class E-5, U.S. Navy), Wintered Over at McMurdo Station working at Transmitter Hill and Relay center.
Dave Petrie "DavemacP" - Halley Bay, Adelaide Island, McMurdo - 1963-65,66/67,69/70,73/74, Yetholm, Scotland Beastie man etc. 2 years Halley Bay. First ice depth radio echo sounding by aircraft, Adelaide island. First Hercules flights radio echo sounding from McMurdo, discovered Lake Vostok. Fleming glacier radio echo glacier velocity experiments.
Andy Prevento jr (W/O 68 - 69) - USA - Wintered in 1968 and 1969 at McMurdo, enjoyed myself and what a trip, I rode one of the C121 super connies back to Christchurch NZ in Oct of 1969. Retired as a senior chief. best of luck would love to see the place now that it is all done.
Dick Przywitowski SKI (1966) - Lafayette, Colorado Winter over at Pole Station 1966, Winter Over McMurdo Station 1968. Station Scientific Leader both stations.
Paul Rhoads (Hallett /McMurdo - winter over 66-70, summer support 71-72) - Houston, Tx. USA
Mike "Rice-a-Roni" Rice RM2 (South Pole & McMurdo - 1969/1970) - Carlsbad, California, U.S.A. Summered at South Pole Station, Wintered Over at McMurdo Station. Arrived McMurdo Sept. 1st, 1969 on VXE-6 Super Constellation "Pegasus", which crashed opening base the next year and is still down there. Departed Ice on 31 October, 1970. While at Pole was communicating with Max Conrad flying the "White Penguin" when he pancaked into the ice upon take off. His plane is still at the pole. Had Christmas dinner with Rep. Jerry L. PETTIS on Christmas day 1969 and made a phone patch to his wife. Jerry L. PETTIS Memorial V.A. Hospital in Loma Linda CA is named after him. That's where I go for treatment for cancer from exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam in the 60's. Would like to hear from any other Winter Over 70 guys or ANYBODY who has endured the Long Antarctic Winter.
Burke Richards (1968) - Lewiston,
Paul Rhoads (McMurdo - WO 66,70, SS 71,72) - Magnolia, Tx. USA
Gary Seal (63-66) - Alton, Ill Was summer support during those years rm3 then rm2 when not at McMurdo we were based at Davisville RI
Bob Seiders (1961-1963) - Florida NSFA aerographer's mate. Also at Little Rockford Station early 1963
Mike Showalter - Big Time - ATN2 (McMurdo helocrew avionics 1968-69) - Milton Vermont USA 2 seasons on the ice. Winfly 1969 Erebus club and the, ham radio calls back to folks in the USA. memories are forever for those of us who were on one of the last frontier explorations of the 20th century the pleasure was all mine serving with fellow explorers sailors et.al..
Rich Spatz (McMurdo & Longwire, 1967-1968) - Pleasant Hill, California USARP W/O McMurdo 1968 spent the summer of 1967 at Byrd sub-station Longwire
Thomas J. Stearns (Deep Freeze 1968) - Cleveland, Mn. 56017 Hut mates were: Downs, Holland, Bostwick, Cloer, Keilty, Konkel, McIntyre, Pogue, Rudloff, Simonton, Thomas, Wade, Meyer, Powell, Hanson & Fine.
Bob Stevens (Winter over at McMurdo - 1968) - Sacramento Ca. Would love to communicate with anyone from the winter over crew.
John Svensson (McMurdo, Deep Freeze 1963-1964) - Kalama, Washington As I did Oceanographic work in the Arctic 600 miles north of Pt. Barrow, Alaska. I am listed as one of the last 100 living Arctic explorers by Ohio State.
Clinton "Gene" Van Horn (1967-1968 winter over) - Walker, IA I was an RM2 with the winter over crew of 67-68. If any of the crew from that year would be interested in communicating, I would enjoy the connection.
Jim Webb (WO 69-70) - Estes Park ,Colorado USARP with NBS in Boulder
Eugene Whitehead (1961/1962) - Orange Park, Florida 32073 Also det ChCH 1964/1969
Greg Winebarger (W/O 67-68) - Current location: Hermiston, Or.
Randy Wood (1968 - 1969) - Friendswood, TX Looking for a copy of the W/O 69 Cruise book
Jimmy "Woody" Woods (McMurdo PM3A plant - 63/64) - Timmonsville S.C.
Wayne D. Wright (Christchurch / McMurdo / Travis AFB - 1963) - Aurora, CO 80012 USA Further comments: Would like to see Some Photos of VX-6's Jamesway Hut and also The Movie theatre, as well as USAF' James way hut. and any info as to the C-130 that had to use the Ice runway to land and slid off at end of runway into snow bank, Tail$ 813 inn 13th of Dec 1963.
McMurdo Base and Observation Hill in November 2006
Photo: Gaelen Marsden, Creative commons licence
McMurdo Base in November 2006 from the top of Observation Hill
Photo: Gaelen Marsden, Creative commons licence
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