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Evacuation of Ice Station NP6
Radiogram message from Moscow to the airfield at Franz Josef
Land and polar pilot Ivan Cherevichnyi on August 9, 1959:
"Please give the detailed information
concerning evacuation of NP6 for the press".
sent from the drifting Ice Station NP6 to the station of the plane
04179, attention of pilot Cherevichnyi. It provided the
size of the takeoff and landing strip on the ice island to be
used for the evacuation. Signed by the Station Leader Antonov
Komarov, September 1959.
Submarine Studies of the Polar
naval post office was established on the USS
SARGO during the 1960 cruise into the
Bering and Chukchi Seas. A limited allowance was made for
The First Submerged Northwest Passage
nuclear submarine SEA DRAGON
made the first submerged east-west crossing of the polar basin
via the North Pole in September of 1960.
A Grounded Ice Island
grounded Ice Island T3 was officially transferred to the US
Navy in 1960 on a "Where is" and "As is"
basis. During the final season under Air Force administration,
the designation "Bravo" finally began to appear on
cachets, however the change was not complete.
Bravo to the Air Force !!
final cachets used on mail from the floating ice island during
1960 finally omitted reference to T3. The ice station was
transferred to the US Navy the following year.
courtesy of George Hall)