OAE's - Trying to find....
This used to be spread out across all the OAE pages, but as the people "trying to find..." weren't always sure of which base or ship the person they were seeking had been on, it made more sense to put them all on one page, so we'll see how it goes.
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Capt. William Dickey.....Bill and also Willy to family Base or ship McMurdo was one of the places he mentioned, 1956 Capt. Willie Dickie was my 2nd cousin. I know I was about 6 or 7 when we met and he was in to visit his mother, my gt Aunt Cora in Rusk, Texas. I recall he said he lived under the ice. I was sort of scared of his beard initially. Would really like to learn more about his work there. He married a Swedish girl named Inge. He sent my momma ham-grams, which I have inherited. Can you help me? I also know he went to Annapolis. He was a bit older than my mother and she was born in 1921. His mother and my maternal gr mother were sisters so that is how we were related. His mother was Cora Mae Sutton and my gr mother was Annie Virginia Sutton. He had 2 brothers...Edmond and G.W. Dickey. Any help is appreciated. Trying to record some family history.. I have a picture of Willie from about 1957 where he dressed a penguin in a sailor suit. It was published in the WASHINGTON POST but his last name was mis-spelled. Thank you in advance, Lufkin USA - email
My father, John R. DeCarmo, and his father, John A. DeCarmo, both served in Operation Deep Freeze in the 60s. My dad played saxophone and him and my grandfather played ukuleles for their fellow workers. Does anyone remember them? My dad is still with us. by David DeCarmo email - Apr - '21.
Gary Garnett Sr. (my father) 1961 1963 Looking for anyone that may have been stationed with my Father? Not sure if he was Navy or Air Force? He was a Photographer/Journalist stationed in Antarctica looking for any info or photos for family history. Burleson Texas email - Nov '20
Looking for Jerry Lakso, VX6 1964-1965 by Robert (Bob) Howe, OKC. - Oct '19
I am looking for anyone who may have served with my father during DF 66. My father at the time was ADJ3 Craig White. He flew on C130s and was in McMurdo. I know one friend he had there was Buzz Bramble (who has passed). My father passed last year and he may have a son in Christchurch, NZ. I am trying to track down any information of anyone who knew my dad at the time. - May '19
Trying to find pictures of my dad Tom Gamble. He was a C-130 Pilot for VXE-6 from 70-74. He's passed on and any pictures would mean the world. Thanks! Little Rock AR- Mar '19
I am attempting to find a Seabee who went by the name of Red. I believe his name to be Marvin Fowler and he was stationed on the ice in 1962. The unit that he was in did their shore leave in Dunedin. I was able to glean some information a number of years ago from a Naval Historian in Port Hannabe California but was unable to trace him. I came across the CoolAntarctica website and though it may be worth reaching out to some to the participants and men that were stationed there to see if anyone knew of him or his whereabouts. Any further suggestions as to how to move forward with my search would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance. Deidre Smith, Hastings New Zealand - Apr '18
Looking for information about my dad. Stories, remembrances. My Dad was Vernon W Peters, 1970's. He passed away when I was 9. My daughters and I are looking for anyone that knew him, and might have a story or picture about him. Thank you, Heather Peters Miethe - Wrangell - Jan '17
Charles slim H Harris VXE6 4DF75 - 1973. I hope you can help me I am looking for my father whom was never told about me.. He was stationed in New Zealand around 1973 working on the deep freeze VXE6 4DF75 in that log book there is his name. It is Charles H Harris (Nick name Slim ) Third class petty officer ( we think) aviation store keeper. I understand that its a long time ago would love to meet him or if not it would mean the world just see a photograph as I now have a two year old son. Any leads? Please share if you know someone. Sydney Australia - Jan'17
Looking for a Dennis Chichester, US serviceman based out of Christchurch late 50's early 1960s, 1959-1961? Halfdan Hansen - Christchurch July '16
Alexander Ronnie Chaeplin 1967-69 This was my Dad and he passed away in 2007. I have some pics from his time in Antarctica. He was a Seabee and was an electrician. His anniversary is coming up in a few days and was hoping that someone might be able to give me some more info on my Dad that I can share with my son who is currently learning about Antarctica in school. Thanks, Bernadette - Shirley NY - Feb '15
Paul Dauer "Chicken Man" VXE6 1970 I am looking to connect with a man known as Paul Dauer, nickname Chicken Man. He was nicknamed Chicken Man for his ability to do the chicken dance. I am Craig Douglas born 6th November 1970 to Trudeena Louise Sweeney. I am interested to speak to him about Trudy. Any help would be great. I am available in Christchurch New Zealand on +6421-77-77-60 or May '15
I am the granddaughter of
Richard L Penney
who may have been on Operation
Deep Freeze IV (1957). I'm looking
for anyone who may have known him, since he died when I was
7. I just wanted to learn more about him. Thanks! Samantha Penney,
My dad, Clifford Eugene Baker, was in Antarctica as part of Operation Deep Freeze III (57-58). Baker Ridge is named after him. Is there anyone around who could explain how or why that came to be? He recently passed away and we've (my husband and I) learned more about Operation Deep Freeze more in the time since than we ever did while he was alive. We have a lot of pictures we would like to share with those who are interested. We also have at least one other question. He had a stein with the Operation Deep Freeze Puckered Penguin logo and near the rim of the stein was the word Tanodi. He also had a tattoo with the word Tanodi. We've googled that word/name and found no USN reference to it. Was this by chance his nickname? Cheryl Dellinger March '15
I have a silver coin from operation deep freeze 1957- 1958 with three initials on it between the USN and IGY on the coin. Would any one have a manifest of the people who were there at that time? Thanks, Dave, - - Rochester NY USA Feb '16
Alexander Ronnie Chaeplin
1967-69 This was my Dad and he passed away in
2007. I have some pics from his time in Antarctica. He was a
Seabee and was an electrician. His anniversary is coming up
in a few days and was hoping that someone might be able to give
me some more info on my Dad that I can share with my son who
is currently learning about Antarctica in school. Thanks, Bernadette
- Shirley NY -
I am searching for Robert Boyer who served aboard the USS Staten Island in 1966. He was in Christchurch, New Zealand late 1966. He was approximately 19. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you Terry Watson - Melbourne, Australia - Feb '15
Trying to find... To use this option, fill in the registration form, but include your own name and email as a contact, you must also include your own name, and a brief description of why you want the contact, this will make it more likely that you are contacted, requests kept online approx. 3 years, maybe more.
Please note: Personnel listed on this site are self-submitted. If someone doesn't send in their details, then they don't go up. I don't have any lists of personnel to compare submissions to, so am not aware of who was in Antarctica and hasn't sent in their current contact details.
People who go to work in Antarctica are sent by a large number of different agencies and there is not a single source to access for such records. If looking, then you need to know which part of the Antarctic programme the person you are looking for worked for to search official records, was he crew on a ship? did he work for the navy as part of VXE-6? was he a scientist?, did he work for a US or NZ civilian support agency or company? etc.