• Creator
  • United States. Navy
  • Created Date
  • 1959
  • Description
  • Senator Henry M. Jackson spent a week in Antarctica in October 1959 as part of Operation Deep Freeze 60, which was a support program for U.S. scientific research efforts. The program was responsible for bringing in and dropping supplies to Byrd Station, Hallett Station, McMurdo Sound and South Pole Station. He visited McMurdo Sound, New Zealand's Scott Base, South Pole Station and other points between stations.Jackson flew with the MATS C-124 ... more
    Senator Henry M. Jackson spent a week in Antarctica in October 1959 as part of Operation Deep Freeze 60, which was a support program for U.S. scientific research efforts. The program was responsible for bringing in and dropping supplies to Byrd Station, Hallett Station, McMurdo Sound and South Pole Station. He visited McMurdo Sound, New Zealand's Scott Base, South Pole Station and other points between stations.Jackson flew with the MATS C-124 Globemaster crew during the crew's successful air-drop of a nine-ton Caterpillar tractor to South Pole Station. Sources: U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy press releases Antarctica Tour is Near for Navy. New York Times. 1959, Aug. 23, p27. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    8 x 10 in.
    Silver gelatin, b/w
    Scanned from a photographic print or color slide using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL at 100-250 dpi in JPEG format, saved at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2007