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Robert Charles Haun (1903-1975)

 

Offloading Site, Kainan Bay
Robert Charles Haun #4
Oil on canvas, 1956
88-192-D

 

 

 

Offloading Site, Kainan Bay
Robert Charles Haun #34
Watercolor, 31 December 1955
88-192-AH

 

Study for 88-192-D (above). Sketched from the Quarterdeck of U.S.S. Arneb.

 

M Boats Coming In
Robert Charles Haun #62
Watercolor & pencil, 1956
88-192-BJ

 

On 19 January during a storm, a fifty-foot slab of ice broke off from Kainan Bay, transforming what had been the supply dump into open water. In the days following, big heavy, razor-sharp cakes of floating ice threatened to rupture the sides of the ships. "Mike Boats" positioned themselves between the U.S.S. Arneb and the edges of the bay ice and plied their bows into the floating pack, shoving it clear of the U.S.S. Arneb's stern.

 

M Boats Moving Ice
Robert Charles Haun #32
Watercolor & pencil, 1955
88-192-AF

 

Artist inscribed on reverse: "Men in M Boats with colorful Mae Wests--glistens like silver in light."

 

Offloading D8 (Caterpillar)
Robert Charles Haun #29
Watercolor & pencil, 30 December 1955
88-192-AC

 

Sketched 200 feet from the ship. The D8 is being lifted from the U.S.S. Arneb and a D2 tractor is in the foreground.

 

US Army Signal Corps Departs for Little America V, 1 January 1956
Robert Charles Haun #2
Oil on canvas, 1 January 1956
88-192-B

 

The U.S. Army Signal Corps provide worldwide information systems and networks for real-time command and control of Army, joint, and combined forces in tactical, garrison and strategic operations. In short, they are in charge of communications.

 

Tractor Train Hauling Supplies Across the Bay from U.S.S. Arneb, U.S.S. Glacier, and U.S.S. Greenville Victory
Robert Charles Haun #8
Oil on canvas, 1956
88-192-H

 

A D8 Caterpillar tractor, the largest unit of a tractor-train, pulls a sled of cargo from the ships to the supply dump.

 

U.S.S. Arneb, U.S.S. Glacier, U.S.S. Greenville Victory, D8 Hauling Sleds
Robert Charles Haun #35
Watercolor & pencil, 31 December1955
88-192-AI

 

Study for 88-192-H (above). Sketched on the bay ice.

 

 

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06 March 2003