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Interview of Michael Baronick by Dian O. Belanger

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Title: Interview of Michael Baronick by Dian O. Belanger
Creators: Baronick, Michael, 1923-2000
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: Aviation ordnance chief Mike Baronick was a crew member on the first R5D that flew to the polar continent from New Zealand in December 1955. He wintered over at McMurdo during Deep Freeze I as the senior aviation enlisted man. The line chief for the aviation unit VX-6, he was responsible for all operations on the aircraft-fuel, arrivals and departures, maintenance, preheating. He also had charge of building and running the Beardmore auxiliary base for three spring-summer months of DF II. Mistakenly located that year at the foot of the Liv Glacier, the small temporary camp was a weather station and refueling stop for Pole-to-McMurdo flights. Baronick served in five Deep Freeze operations in all, through DF 60. He died in 2000.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/36751
Other Identifiers: Record Group Number: 56.157
Rights: Restrictions: This item is not restricted.
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