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.
(1964-1966) - Texas
Cook at Williams Field
John Marty Martinak
(Base: McMurdo, Williams Field 1963) -
Belle Vernon Pa. Wintered over at Williams field 1963 lived in a Jamesway
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.
(1972-1976) - Clayton, N.C.
I was with the group that repaired 129 that crashed at dome charlie &
flew it back to the states.
(1975-1979) - Wildomar, Calif.
Spent 4 trips as a cook. Had a great time. I worked all the galleys the Hill,
Willy Field, South Pole and Byrd Station. Looking to
hear from anyone during that time.
Bill George CM2
(Williams Field /Summer, McMurdo/Winter- WO '69-70)
- South Lyon, MI
Spent the summer at Williams Field in Public Works. We had the nicest hut
(jamesway) on the base. Wood paneling in our lounge,
separate personal cubicles for racks, and an indoor
urinal in the vestibule. The cooks were always giving
us a case of lobster tails because we serviced their
reefers and snow melter.
(1969 - 1971) - Newport News, Virginia
Line PO Maintained the yellow gear and the skiway.
(1970-71 Williams Field McMurdo St.) -
EOCN Murray at Willy's field. I fueled the huts and pushed snow with
my D-8 Dozer. I was known as a guitar player and singer
that formed a 4 piece rock & country band that entertained
get-togethers like the Las Vegas Night party in the
helicopter hanger during the summer of 71, I have pictures
I will post soon. I miss my shipmate's, EOCN "Killa",
Carl Austin. EOCN Scott Hall, Starsky-Electrician, Frank
Porcorney he could make great home made wine and good
friend. My finest Master Chief CMC Griner in charge
of operations at Williams Field.
Ray (Nodwell) Norwood
ADCS Ret. (1971-1973 - McMurdo/Williams Field) - Henderson,
VXE-6 assigned to Williams Field Power Plants. Member of Antarctic Para-rescue
Team. I would love to do it all again.
Jim Rolston AT1
Fantastic memories of a fantastic tour.
M. Davis (McM/Siple/Willy/Byrd/SP
- 79/80 80/81 81/82 91 thru 96) - Vanc, WA
Construction Electrical Foreman for: Holmes & Narver / ITT / ASA
YN2 Susan Hubbard (Summer 86/87) -
Learned of this site from the
VXE6/ANTARCTICDEVRON Facebook page. My summer in
Antarctica was an experience I will never forget!
(Willy field - 84-86) -
YELM , WA
D Scott Liberati
(Willy Field 1st Lt. Div. - 1984-1985)
If I only had it to do over again. I worked the salad bar on willy
field. They were talking about it in Christchurch
Frank Lightbourn (1984-1987)
- Palmdale, CA
I'll never forget the ice cold milk at the CH-CH cafeteria. I also have
bad memories of Dot! I was drunk....
Rick Lyons (1982-1986) -
(1979 to 1984) - Los Angeles, CA. USA
Worked at Willy Field as an AE on C-130's and also served on the Para Rescue
Team during 2 of my 4 deployments down to the ice. I
spent half of my time in Christchurch during two of
Rocky Wrather (79-83 and 86-89) -
Valrico/ Tampa Fl.
I didn't get enough the first time
around. On the recovery crew of 321. Nose ski repair
at Star shot Glacier, Repair broken nose gear at
Pole station. So I had to come back for more
Antarctic abuse. I loved every second I was there.
Had some great guys working with me. Robert Vinas.
Jim Gas., Keith. Loab, Chris Foy, Troy Antill. And a
bunch of others to many to add. I Retired in 92 at
Whidby Island. Hope to see you all at the reunion in
Rothchild (1990-1992) -
Cleveland, Ohio, USA