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MCB Specials 24-Hour-Around-the-Clock Building Program

The first walls are attached to the floor of the building
Description: Painting, Watercolor and Pencil on Paper; by Robert Charles Haun; 1956; Unframed Dimensions 9H X 10W
Accession #: 88-192-BE
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Study for 88-192-N. 166 Americans would comprise the "wintering over" party, many of them Seabees. The buildings needed to be completed before the Antarctic winter began. An ambitious building program like this had never before been attempted in such unique conditions. Much of the planning could not be done in advance; the men were winging it in many respects. As Deep Freeze vet Jim Bergstrom noted, "We were inexperienced; the password was improvise."                        

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