REAR ADMIRAL GEORGE DUFEK - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 273385
Sale Price $144.00
GEORGE DUFEKThe seaman who made the first air landing at the South Pole inscribes this black and white photo to a fan Inscribed Photograph Signed: "To/ Danny Franklin/ with all good wishes/ from his friend/ George Dufek/ Rear Admiral/ U.S. Navy". B/w, 8x10. Rear Admiral George J. Dufek (1903-1977) effectively commanded Operation Deep Freeze, a series of Antarctic projects conducted in 1956 under the nominal command of veteran explorer Admiral Richard Bird. Operation Deep Freezebuilt a U.S. airbase at McMurdo Sound. Dufek flew with the crew of a transport aircraft to the South Pole, becoming thefirst man to set foot there since Richard Scott's ill-fated expedition of 1912. The flight was a reconnaissance mission to determine the feasibility of putting landing facilities at the Pole itself, but Dufek made the call that conditions there were too extreme. Fine condition.
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