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OAE's - Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole
8959.85'S  139°16.37'E

occupied since 1956

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


Jim Affeldt (McMurdo / Pole / Hallet / Vostok - 1968/69 72/73 75/76) - Rock Stream New York    I worked in the McMurdo fabrication shop. Did repairs at the Pole & Hallet. Drank with the Russians at Vostok.

John F Garland (MCB-8, Mobile Construction Battalion 8 - 1962-1963) - Cochabamba Bolivia -   Built condenser building for PM-3A power plant, later built wonder arch at Pole Station.

Ron Lampert (1963/64) - Schaumburg, Illinois 

Dick Przywitowski SKI (1966) - Lafayette, Colorado  Winter over at Pole Station 1966, Winter Over McMurdo Station 1968. Station Scientific Leader both stations.

Michael Rice (South Pole & McMurdo - 1969/1970) -  Carlsbad, California, U.S.A. Spent Summer at Amundsen/Scott
South Pole Station as one of two base Communicators (Radioman Second Class E-5, U.S. Navy), Wintered Over at McMurdo Station working in Relay center. Hello to all OAE's (Old Antarctic Explorers), who have braved the harsh and dark Antarctic Winter. Smooth Seas and Prevailing Winds to all.

Ron "Doc" Russell (1968-1969) - Stuart, Florida  I wintered over "68-69" as the Hospital Corpsman Second Class at the station.



Pat Blaylock (1973 / 74) - Sun City West, AZ  Worked the Ice  Tunnels at South Pole Dome Construction for Holms & Narver. I operated the radio call sign KC4USZ, KWM-2 into fixed Mosley Beam driving a Big Collins AMP. Current Call, W6SPS. W6 South Pole Station! What say all you cold ham's?

Doug Crouse (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.

George Farren ('72 & '73 summer) - Coventry RI   

Gary F. Foltz (1977-78, 1983-84) - Leesburg, Va.  email  I winter-over for Two season's 1977,78 and again in 1983-84, working with the U.S. Geological Survey, Tracking Satellites, and Monitoring the Seismic Equipment for U.S.G.S. Seismic Center in Golden, Co. I received Two Antarctica Service Medals, One with Cluster, for "Superior Service". Also received Two Antarctica Service Awards from the Department of the Interior, for "Outstanding Service".

Bob Lawyer (McMurdo & Pole 1971 - 1974) - Albany, NY  email  Loved it, would like to go back, "in a heartbeat". Hauled a British radio physicist around on a skidoo for 3 months, camped out 2 miles from the old pole station nights in a row in a tent. Nice.

Lester Price, Postmaster/Radio Operator (1972-1973) - East Samar, Philippines  Thanks for a fantastic website, I have been browsing the photos for the past 6 hours....great trip down memory lane.

Robert B Singleton (1975-76) - US  Already an OAEA member...trying to access site for comments

Rich Urbanak (Byrd/Pole Stations, 1960 & 1971) - Titusville, FL  email



Tom Brace (1984-85) -  Whitesburg  TN  '84-85 W/O Station Mechanic looking for those who were there with me, scientist and support alike. Would like to share pics, validate our 300 degree membership, etc.

Tim Leistico (South Pole '80 / McMurdo '82 / Williams Fld 80-85) - Oakland CA   Nice to find this site.

Kurt Pitz (McMurdo, Willy Field, South Pole Stations - 1987-90) - New Providence PA -  Summer Support for two years, home port rep my last year.  Spent first season in Mactown as FM Radio Comm Tech, second season spent time at Willy and South Pole as Radar Technician, also was at Byrd Surface camp for repairs.  Love to touch base with any other folks from my time.

Robert Reese Platzer - Jr Bob (Amundsen Scott South Pole 1983-1984) -  Rock Springs Wyoming USA   Winter over OAE

Peter Vossenberg (McMurdo and Amundsen Scott South Pole Station - 1982) - Orlando Florida -   Winter over at McMurdo and in 1986 Winter over at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. I was the cook baker during both winter overs.



Rich Overbeck (99-2000) - Dallas Tx  Further comments: Hi, I want to see if there is anyone there at the Pole that would send photos and perhaps some live feed for a presentation at my school.

James Stine (McMurdo + South Pole - 1990, 1992, 1994) - Prior Lake, MN, USA    Very nice site, makes me home sick

Kerry Vigue (South Pole Palmer - 1993, 1995, 2002, 2003) - Montrose Colorado



Jim Walsh (2007) email

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