Air Enthusiast 2003-06
G.Salerno - Over the Poles
An R4D-5 taking off from the carrier USS 'Philippine Sea' as the beginning of High Jump.
Douglas R4D-5s at Little America IV, during Operation High Jump in 1947, with stoves connected to the engines.
Lockheed P2V-1 89084 'Seabiscuit' as modified in 1946 for the proposed flight from New Zealand to the South Pole and on to Chile.
Curtiss SB2Cs of VB-74 on the USS 'Midway' during Frostbite, 1946.
A Bell HTL-7 of HC-4 during a glacier survey in Greenland.
A Loening OL-8A flying over the Isanatski Volcano in the Aleutians during the Alaskian expedition od 1932.
Red overall Curtiss R4C-1 9584 at West Base, Marie Byrd Land, 1940.
In Operation High Jump, the US Coast Guard used its first helicopter type, a Sikorsky HNS-1 from the deck of the icebreaker 'Northwind'.
Ski-equipped Noorduyn JA-1 unloading from the 'Mount Olympus' for the 1946-47 expedition.
Float-equipped SOC Seagull on the seaplane tender USS 'Pine Island' in Antarctica, 1947.
Douglas RD-2 9348 of VJ-1 was used during the 1934 Alaska expedition.
Diring Operation Windmill, the icebreaker USS 'Edisto' embarked a J2F-6 Duck for observation and rescue duties.
The USS 'Burton Island' navigates among floating ice during High Jump. On the stern is a wooden helicopter deck with a Sikorsky HO3S-1 of VXE-3, while amidships is a Grumman J2F-5.
A USCG J2F-6 Duck operating from the icebreaker 'Northwind'.
A formation of Consolidated PB4Y-1Ps of VP-61 survey in Alaska in 1948.
The Beech 'Staggerwing' on the unfortunate Snow Cruiser of the 1939 expedition.
The USS 'Burton Island' navigates among floating ice during High Jump. On the stern is a wooden helicopter deck with a Sikorsky HO3S-1 of VXE-3, while amidships is a Grumman J2F-5.
HOS-1 75612 of VXE-3 rises from a seaplane tender during High Jump.