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dc.contributorBelanger, Dian Olson, 1941-en_US
dc.creatorLett, H. Kimen_US
dc.identifierRecord Group Number: 56.174en_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.abstractTwenty-year-old Seabee equipment operator Kim Lett, after brief tractor training on the Greenland icecap, arrived at Little America V to winter over in Deep Freeze II-III. When an underwater projection on the high barrier prevented ship-unloading, he volunteered to help blast it free only to be nearly carried away as the bad ice cracked up. He described snow-melter and fire-watch duty, that included filling the camp stoves with diesel fuel, and having to preheat the heavy vehicles. He assisted with aurora observations and sang in a quartet with Soviet meteorologist Vladimir Rastorguev. In the spring he volunteered to help plow the essential McMurdo runway. He then spent the summer at Hallett Station, remembering the ice so slick on landing that neither he nor the plane could get traction. Lett was probably the only person to work at three IGY stations in a single year.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. Seabees -- 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.otherLett, H. Kim -- Interviewsen_US
dc.titleInterview of H. Kim Lett by Dian O. Belangeren_US

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