Medevac of PF1 Robert L. Mayfield
Mayfield fell on 1 June, rupturing his bladder. After the docs in the dispensary evaluated his condition, a medevac was laid on. Herc 321 headed south from Quonset Point, RI on 4 September, picking up RADM Bakutis (CNSFA) and his meteorologists and physician along the way. 321 landed at Harewood (Christchurch international airport) at 2130 on Sunday 5 June, and headed for McM at 0719 the next day, equipped with the 3600 gallon internal fuel tank.
The flight landed at ChCh at 0222 on Tuesday...and Mayfield's surgery was successful.
The image at the top of this page is an unnamed artist's impression of the landing. It, the lower photo, and much of the information seen here was obtained from the September 1966 issue of Antarctic, the bulletin of the New Zealand Antarctic Society.