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REAR ADMIRAL GEORGE DUFEK - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 204045

GEORGE DUFEK First air landing at the South Pole Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Jakie L. Pruett/Principal Special Education/with all good wishes/from his friend/George Dufek/Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy". B/w, 8x10.

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GEORGE DUFEK
First air landing at the South Pole
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Jakie L. Pruett/Principal Special Education/with all good wishes/from his friend/George Dufek/Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy". B/w, 8x10. Rear Admiral George Dufek 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 Freeze built a US airbase at McMurdo Sound. Dufek flew with the crew of a transport aircraft to the South Pole, becoming the first man to set foot there since Richard Scott's ill-fated expedition of 1912. The flight was a reconnaissance to determine the feasibility of putting landing facilities at the Pole itself, but Dufek made the call that conditions there were to extreme. Light corner creases. Mounting tape remnant at center of bottom edge. Otherwise, fine condition.

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