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Guess What

Posted on June 16, 2010 by team


Everyone has a thing of their own to do in life apart from their job, career, family or studies. That’s where a hobby comes in; and sometimes there is more to it than taking exercises or collecting stamps and coins. Some people collect memories.

From time to time one guy that is fond of collecting old photo cameras comes across old photofilms which were left behind. Author of these shots is unfortunately unknown as well as any other facts about origin of the photographs. We can just guess, but it surely looks like some rescue squad to the North Pole in old 50-60’s.

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20 Responses to “Guess What”

  1. Chaim says:

    very cool

  2. BorisBadenov says:

    Very cool indeed. Can any of you navy men tell us about the designation on the helicopter, XC-28? Does this tell us which carrier she is from?

  3. Paul Tomblin says:

    Funny that this site is “English Russia”, and all the aircraft and ships are US.

  4. taboracek says:

    The planes on the first two images are Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Dakota).

    The helicopter pictured above is most likely Sikorsky H-5 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikorsky_H-5). Reading through the wiki article, it struck me that the helicopters of this type were used in “Operation Highjump” which was US Navy Antarctic operation in ’46-’47.

    If you examine the aerial photograph of the H-5 helicopter, you notice that in the background there is rocks/mountains visible under the icecaps, which would be quite impossible to find near the north pole. So this further support that theory.

    So in my opinion the pictures above are most likely images from the operation Highjump taken by some of the US Navy personnel.

  5. Thanks for the insight Taboracek. Operation Highjump has become part of the UFO-NAZI lure. Apparently, the aliens liked the NAZI’s so much they let them live in a million year old underground base in Antarctica. One wonders why, if the apiens were here a million years ago they didn;t build their base in Florida or the Greek Isles, or someplace with a more pleasent climate. It’s scary what some people believe.

  6. Boris Badenov says:

    Operation Highjump

  7. aigo says:

    aigo
    hi, it’s aigo, thanks for your sharing

  8. Testicules says:

    I thought they were hiring all the Nazis to work at gas stations. There was a huge influx of volkswagon beetles after the war. It only makes sense.

  9. nation_kingdom says:

    Weird chopper

  10. Piedro says:

    On the photo’s on the reardeck of a ship a biplane can be seen. It’s a J2F-6 Duck on what appears to be an icebreaker. The only time a Duck was assigned to an icebreaker was on the USCG Northwind during, -you guessed it- Operation Highjump. These are pictures of US personnel in 1946/47 on the southpole.

  11. Turbo says:

    very impressive!

  12. exUSSR says:

    Russians and Americans working together ! amazing

  13. George Semel says:

    Seems to me that the Russians for some reason has a thing for the United States and its Navy. DC-3’s in the Snow. One of the reasons I like English Russia is that they post some great photo’s. NO place to comment on the Russian Army Ladies. Something about Women and guns! Never mind on lady standing in formation in High Heals and another in street shoes. Never the less very nice eye candy.

  14. JackSparrow says:

    Americand plane and American helicopter ?

    It says NAVY on its tail .

  15. venca says:

    Common guys, plane on this photo has US flag on its side http://englishrussia.com/images//4520226552_916d05aec5_o.jpg

  16. TL says:

    taboracek is spot on!

    The picture with the XC-38 is called helicopterussburtonisland.

    From Wikipedia:
    https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/USS_Burton_Island

    USS Burton Island (AG-88) was a United States Navy Wind-class icebreaker that was later re-commissioned as a United States Coast Guard icebreaker, USCGC Burton Island.

    Burton Island was laid down on 15 March 1946 at the San Pedro shipyard of the Western Pipe and Steel Company, launched on 30 April, and commissioned 28 December with the identifier AG-88. She was named after an island near the coast of Delaware.

    Service history
    US Navy, 1947–1966

    On 17 January 1947, Burton Island, loaded with supplies, steamed from San Diego to Ross Sea, Antarctica where it met with units of TF 68 on the first Antarctic Development project, Operation Highjump. After returning from Antarctica, Burton Island departed 25 July 1947 for the Point Barrow expedition to Alaska. From April 1948 to December 1956, Burton Island participated in 19 Arctic and Alaskan cruises, including Operation Windmill. Duties on the cruises varied including, supply activities, helicopter reconnaissance of ice flows, scientific surveys, underwater demolition surveys, and convoy exercises. In March 1949, Burton Island was designated AGB-1.

  17. a says:

    seal “lovers” expedition..

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