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Interview of Robert L. Chaudoin by Dian O. Belanger

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Title: Interview of Robert L. Chaudoin by Dian O. Belanger
Creators: Chaudoin, Robert L.
Contributors: Belanger, Dian Olson, 1941-
Issue Date: 2009-04-23
Publisher: Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program
Series/Report no.: Antarctic Deep Freeze Oral History Project
Abstract: Yeoman Bob Chaudoin chose Antarctica for the adventure. After serving on Admiral Byrd's staff and then Task Force 43, he transferred to the Seabee battalion MCB (Special) for Deep Freeze I and sailed south on the Glacier. Working closely with Lcdr. D. W. Canham, McMurdo's officer in charge, he typed the station's daily journal (intended as a guide for later report writing) and handled other correspondence. He was a member of the South Pole construction crew and postmarked bags of philatelic mail there. Disappointed to not winter over at Pole, he later helped run the Navy's Antarctic office in Christchurch and accompanied Capt. Edwin MacDonald on a cruise in the Bellingshausen Sea.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/36746
Other Identifiers: Record Group Number: 56.163
Rights: Restrictions: This item is not restricted.
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