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January 4, 1979 - Antarctic


300-CFD-DN-ST-88-07037:   Spreading a wake of blowing snow, a ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules aircraft of Antarctic Development Squadron 6 (VXE-6) taxis for takeoff after leaving scientists at a remote camp during Operation Deep Freeze.   Photographed by JO2 Mike McKinley, 15 June 1988.     Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 300-CFD-DN-ST-88-07037: Spreading a wake of blowing snow, a ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules aircraft of Antarctic Development Squadron 6 (VXE-6) taxis for takeoff after leaving scientists at a remote camp during Operation Deep Freeze. Photographed by JO2 Mike McKinley, 15 June 1988. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

On January 4, 1979, a Navy ski-equipped LC-130 "Hercules" aircraft flew injured Russian survivors of a plane crash from their Antarctic Research Station to New Zealand.  The Russian station is 1,800 miles from the United States base at McMurdo Sound. 


330-CFD-DN-ST-85-08677:   Left rear view of an LC-130 Hercules aircraft, used to resupply scientific research stations, January 1, 1995.   Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-DN-ST-85-08677: Left rear view of an LC-130 Hercules aircraft, used to resupply scientific research stations, January 1, 1995. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Published: Tue Apr 28 13:18:33 EDT 2020