Jim Affeldt (McMurdo / Pole
/ Hallet / Vostok - 1968/69 72/73 75/76) - Rock Stream
I worked in the McMurdo fabrication shop. Did repairs at the Pole & Hallet.
Drank with the Russians at Vostok.
Tom Barba (MCB 71 - 1973-75) - Lake
The ice was a remarkable
(MCB-1 - 1956-1957) Surprise, AZ
I was with the Seabees & helped. built Ellsworth
Station I would like to see some pictures of the base
because I lost all of mine.
Rowland Bliss (ASA
- 1961) - Stafford,CT USA
In 1961 ASA stood for Antarctic Support Activities, It was a
Seabee outfit, we were summer support based in Davisville,
RI. I was stationed at Williams field. We hauled freight
off the ships up to McMurdo Station. In February 1962
I broke my leg at McMurdo Station and was flown to Christchurch
NZ, then to Oahu ,Trippler Army Hospital. I finally
ended up in Newport Naval Hospital.
Ronald Cervania (1988)
- Corpus Christi, TX
I was with the 33rd winter over crew (1988) and the youngest Seabees at that
time, 18 yrs old. Just curious to what happen with rest
the of the crew that year.
Barry Gibbs (CBU 201 - Summer '67/'68 & '68/'69)
- Averill Park, New York
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.
Rick Mathieu (Hallett, McMurdo -
1970/1971/1972) - Loudon, TN USA
1970/71 Station electrician at
Hallett Station. 1971/1972 Electrician at McMurdo,
Penguin Power and Light. EM3. Looking for Hallett
Station team members in the summer of 70/71: Vic Nordmann, Al Koeplin, Tom Boggs, Walt Miniard, Dave
Pruden or Chief Floyd Stevenson. Also field team
leader and great guy EO Sr. Chief Dick Edgerton.
Others, Rich Belfari from NYC, Sid Levine from West
David O. Hart
(USNMCB-1 DET ROMEO 1961-62) - Oregon, Ohio
Summer support at New Byrd Station, last phase of construction. Good duty
never regretted going to the ice.
Mike Johnson (82/83
- WO) - Milwaukee, WI
USN-Retired MR1(SW) 1983 W/O crew. Arrived 10/5/1982, departed 10/5/1983.
Worked for the Seebee's Transportation Dept. as
the assigned machinist. Would love to hear from anyone
who was stationed at McMurdo during this time.
Jim Igor Kaelin (McMurdo &
Willie Field - Winterover 1977) - Park Hills, KY
CM2 Spent the summer at Willie Field and the winter in McMurdo. Had a great
time on the "Ice" and met made friends with
some great people.
Bob Manke (Red) UT2 (Byrd Nov '59 -
Dec '60) - Pendleton, NY USA
Is there any other Seabees or
other naval people from those years still around?
Clyde McCauley (Ellsworth
station - 1957-58) - Key West FL
Spent many days shovelling snow for drinking,
cooking, bathing. Did my share of mess duties,
Working on D-4, D-8. Helped replace broken track on
D-8 with Walt Davis, and my fingers still don't like
cold weather. name is on a small rock (over 1,000 m
high) over there. Would do it again. Great group of
people. Loved to use Ham gear to talk to the outside
world during the long dark winter.
Robert J. Moffat "Bob"
(Ellsworth Station- McMurdo - 1/58-3/59 10/65-10/66)
- Meridian, Id. USA
Had a good time at Ellsworth. I WAS A CE1 at the time. There were 6 Seabees
as part of the crew, with a Ensign CEC officer in charge.
A Navy Lt. was the OIC, Lt Paul Tidd. He was the the
helo pilot. There were 30 Navy personnel, supporting
10 civilians. When we departed in March of 59 The station
was turned over to the Argentine Navy.
Leo Murawski (w/o 76/77)
- Retired - Vernon, FL
CUCM Johnnie Nash (Mc
Murdo, Sea Bees - arrived 1974, left 1975) - North Charleston,
Willie M. Neely (ASA - Byrd station
1963/64) - Algood, Tn. USA
(Summer Support McMurdo, Hallet
station 1969, 1970 &
1971) - Louisville,
Any of the IPO with SS at
Mike St. Pierre (McMurdo
/ New Byrd, 59 / 60 / 61)
Hernando, FL. I was sent to Davisville right out of high school. The unit
then was MCB special. I had no idea it was operation
Deep Freeze. I spent the first summer at McMurdo, and
the second at Byrd building the New Byrd.
(McMurdo & Longwire, 1967-1968) - Pleasant Hill,
USARP W/O McMurdo 1968 spent the summer of 1967 at Byrd sub-station Longwire
Sumrall (Ellsworth Base 1957) - Sherman, Texas
Ed Tarker (Antarctic
Support Activities - 1967) - Berlin, Pa., USA
P.B. Unger (mcb special
detbravo - 1957) - Melbourne Fl USA
Looking for contacts wintering over LAV
Curtis Wicker (Seabee
- '90) - Gulf shores, Al
Thom Wilborn (Antarctic Support
Activities (ASA) - 1971-1972) - Washington, DC
I was the ASA Journalist who ran
the radio station (WASA) and newspaper (ASA
Sometimes). I would like to thank all the volunteers
who kept the radio station going all-day, everyday
during Summer Support. I'd also like to thank the
Seabees who helped me with the artwork and cartoon
masthead for the "Sometimes." They deserve the full
credit for bringing bits of home to all the guys on
the Ice. Thanks to Jorge Raviero, Jack Frost and
Andy Anderson who made such interesting stories
published back home. My deepest thanks and since
appreciation to Capt. Eugene Van Reeth and the late
Commander Robert "Bouncing Bobby" Balchunus, the
best CO and XO anyone could ever have. Also thanks
to the galley crew for giving us the best food in
the Navy. I can't remember all your names, but for
Al Bray and Don Jackson, you were the best shipmates
and friends I ever had.
James B Wilbur (Jim) (MCBU201 -
1965-66) - Spanish Fork, Utah