South Pole Winter 1957

this place is really going to the dogs

Back row from left: Clifford Dickey, Howard Taylor, Earl Johnson, Robert Benson, Paul Siple, William Johnson
Center: Melvin Havener, Herbert Hansen, Thomas Osborne, William McPherson, Arlo Landolt, Chester Segers
Front: John Tuck, "Bravo," Edward Remington, John Guerrero, Kenneth Waldron, William Hough, Edwin Flowers

The above photo is the frontispiece of the South Pole Yearbook 1957, a unique document subtitled "The First Book
Written and 'Published' at the South Geographic Pole, Antarctica." The book is dedicated to the memory of Rear
Admiral Richard E. Byrd and is © 1958 by Paul A. Siple "on behalf of the First Wintering Personnel of the
U. S. South Pole Station" (dedication page annotated by Siple)

A reproduction copy of the book was donated to the Pole library by w/o Cliff Dickey on April 29, 2002 (annotated
front cover).

Below, another group photo taken after the opening flight:

chosen frozen

IGY PERSONNEL
Robert F. Benson, seismology
Edwin C. Flowers, meteorology
John F. Guerrero, meteorology
Herbert L. Hanson, meteorology
William S. Hough, ionosphere
William F. Johnson, meteorology
Arlo U. Landholt, aurora
Edward W. Remington, glaciology
Paul A. Siple, scientific leader
NAVY SUPPORT
Clifford R. Dickey, Jr., ET1, electronics
Melvin C. Havener, CM2, mechanic
Earl F. Johnson, UT1, utilities man
William C. McPherson, Jr., RM1, radioman
Thomas M. Osborne, BU1, builder
Chester W. Segers, CS1, cook
Howard C. Taylor, III, LT, medical officer
John Tuck, Jr., LTJG, Navy support leader
Kenneth L. Waldron, CE2, electrician
The lower photo was taken by Tom Abercrombie of National
Geographic, one of the first two reporters who arrived on the
21 October 1957 opening flight (and ended up staying almost 3 weeks
due to aircraft problems). The photo appeared in a DF-II Navy cruise-
book. The list of names is from 90 South by Paul Siple, © 1959
by Paul Siple; published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York.
1957 timeline