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OAE's

Palmer
64°46.50'S 064°03.07'E
occupied since 1965

Siple
75°55'S 84°55'W
established 1969, year-round 1973-1985, rebuilt 1979, summer only to closure in 1988

 

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Palmer

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Palmer Base

David Blaine (1992, 1993, 2008, 2009) - Camp Arifjan Kuwait  I wintered over in 92-93 (Frozen Chosen) then I wintered again in 2008 at Palmer Station and Summered in McMurdo in 2009. Currently in Kuwait until 2015.

David Bresnahan (McMurdo, South Pole, Palmer - 1967-2007) - USA   

John Clampet (CBU 201, 1968) - Miford -   Spent 2 seasons at Palmer 68/69, 69/70. Worked for ASA and Raytheon at McMurdo from 96 to 2008.  Miss all the great people.

Ed Davis (1969) - Telford, Pa

James N. (Jim) Turner
(1966-1968) - Townville SC   I went through Basic Training beginning April 29, 1966 at Dacusville, RI. My first deployment was with a 25 man team to a location on Palmer Peninsula in December of 1966. There we set up a camp and cleared an area for the Station, built a Dock, 2 Fuel Oil Tanks, a water intake structure and the foundation for the Research Building. We returned to the States in April, 1967. I deployed again in December of 1967 with about the same number of SeaBees and built a three Story Research facility returning home in April 1968.


Palmer Base on Anvers Island off the Antarctic Peninsula in April 2007

Siple Station
Jeff Down (1981) - Bellingham WA   My brother, Ken Down, also spent two summers at Siple (1980, 1982) one of which was during the rocket program.  We had both worked for the Stanford Radioscience Lab in High School.  John Katsufrakis was a PI on the Stanford VLF Group at Siple.

Lee Larson (Siple - 78-86) - Washington DC -   Summer 78 doing decontamination on the PM3A, wintered 82-83 and 85-86 at Siple. Wintered as an HMC retired as HMCM/CMDCM.

Len Paine - Cookie (NMCB '71, NSFA w/o '79) - Rustburg, Va -   Siple sta.72/73 summer, South Pole 73/74 summer, w/o 79 McMurdo sta, cook and baker. Experience no money could buy.

Mike Whelan PA 9 (Siple Station One 1978) - Jupiter Fl.  Last five man team at Siple. Had a blast.

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