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dc.contributorBelanger, Dian Olson, 1941-en_US
dc.creatorMehaffey, Donald C.en_US
dc.identifierRecord Group Number: 56.178en_US
dc.descriptionThe Antarctic Deep Freeze oral history project was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and supported by the Antarctic Deep Freeze Association. The original paper copies and unaltered tapes have been deposited in the library of the National Science Foundation.en_US
dc.description.abstractLieutenant Donald Mehaffey was the wintering supply officer for MCB (Special) during Deep Freeze I. Working closely with Chief Hess and other chief petty officers (whom he greatly respected), he coordinated all supplies-food, clothing, shelter, even dogs-for McMurdo, Little America, Byrd, and Pole stations, and devised a "beautiful" color-coded supply system and a supply dump "laid out in perfect coordinates." However, on arrival at Little America, in an effort to unload quickly, supplies were dumped at a temporary site on the bay ice. When weather threatened to break up the ice, all hands scrambled to move the materials onto the ice shelf. But order gave way to chaos in the rush. Then it snowed, covering up the mess. Fortunately, an aerial photograph before dark helped in the endless digging out, and nothing important was lost. Because of the relative magnitude of their supply problems, Mehaffey believed ever after that he should have been sent to McMurdo instead of Little America.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundationen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAntarctic Deep Freeze Associationen_US
dc.publisherByrd Polar Research Center Archival Programen_US
dc.relation.isformatof2 audio tapes available in the OSU Archivesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAntarctic Deep Freeze Oral History Projecten_US
dc.rightsRestrictions: This item is not restricted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. Navy. Supply Corps -- Interviewsen_US
dc.subject.lcshOperation Deep Freezeen_US
dc.subject.lcshOral historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshArctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Interviewsen_US
dc.subject.lcshPolar regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Interviewsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAntarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- Interviewsen_US
dc.subject.otherMehaffey, Donald C. -- Interviewsen_US
dc.titleInterview of Donald C. Mehaffey by Dian O. Belangeren_US

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