"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid" - Gen Eisenhower.
Operation Deep Freeze was a massive scientific expedition to Antarctica which began in 1955.
Truly cool.I was (the last) CO of USS Elkhorn (AOG-7), and she had reinforced plating around her bow to support Antarctic operations.We spent all of our time in much warmer waters--mostly in WestPac. Fond memories.
Cool film, wish we still did this sort of thing more often. Can't say I mourn the loss of aviation gas in the fleet, mighty touchy stuff, compared with JP.This film got me wondering, after seeing a really silly TV show claiming that the earlier High Jump expedition left Bay of Whales because of battles with NAZIs and UFOs. Looked around Youtube and found a 90 minute Navy film about High Jump, which is pretty good, one can see how they applied lessons learned from the earlier operation to the various Deep Freezes.Shadow