Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Three unidentified men in polar climbing gear wearing United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) / National Science Foundation patches on their red parkas pose standing with ice axes beside US Army Bell UH-1B (HU-1B) Iroquois (Huey) assigned to Operation DEEP FREEZE at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, circa October 1965-February 1966.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Aircraft
  • Helicopters
  • Operation Deep Freeze
  • United States. Naval Support Force, Antarctica

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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William C. Hampton


Circa 1965-1966



Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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