Muchea Staff Photos


 

Muchea Staff photo – January 1961.

Muchea staff photo 1961

The Staff of Muchea Tracking Station – January 1961.

See below for names.

With thanks to Jack Duperouzel. Scan by Colin Mackellar. Click the image for a larger version.


Muchea staff photo 1961

The Staff of Muchea Tracking Station – January 1961.

1. Gerry O’Connor – Comm Tech (ex-RAAF)
2. Gordon McDonald – Telemetry (ex-RAAF)
3. ? (a Uni student hired to help with cataloguing the equipment spare parts stores.)
4. Jack Duperouzel – Acquisition Team (ex-RAN Fleet Air Arm)
5. Len Moyle – Telemetry (ex-RAN)
6. Frank Dawson – Station Director
7. Jack Walker – Leader, Acquisition Team
8. Gus Pugh
9. ?
10. Mary ? – the TTY operator.
11. Kevyn Westbrook – Communications Supervisor (ex-PMG)
12. John Lamborn (ex-PMG)
13. Rex Hogan – ? recording
14. Ken Lee – Verlort Radar Supervisor (ex-RN Fleet Air Arm)
15. Colin Macnish – Timing (ex-RAN)
16. Solon Mathews – Telemetry Engineer in Charge
17. ? (Logistics Officer)
18. Don Blackman – Velort Radar Tech
19. Lewis Wainwright – Senior Engineer (and later Station Director)
20. ? (Power house operator)
21. ? (a Uni student hired to help with cataloguing the equipment spare parts stores.)
22. Bill Sheehan – in charge of the Powerhouse

With thanks to Jack Duperouzel, Kevyn Westbrook, Hamish Lindsay and Bill Kempees for help with the names.

(Any more info would be appreciated.)


Muchea staff photo 1961

The Staff of Muchea Tracking Station – January 1961.

Here’s another photo, taken at the same time.

(Can anyone help identify the people in this photo who are not in the top one? Contact.)

Thanks to Kate Chamberlain. Larger, Largest.


Muchea Staff and NASA team photo – 20 February 1962.

Muchea staff photo 1962

The Staff of Muchea Tracking Station, with the visiting NASA Flight Controllers, for the flight of John Glenn – 20 February 1962.

This photo was taken on the day of John Glenn’s Mercury MA-6 /Friendship 7 orbital flight (which launched in the evening, Perth time). Muchea was the only command station outside the US.

Large. Larger.

With thanks to Jack Duperouzel. See below for names.


Muchea staff photo 1962

The above photo with a key for names.

1. Gerry O’Connor
2. Colin MacAtee
3. Bill Hindle
4. Bob Norton
5. ?
6. Don Blackman
7. ?
8. Gordon McDonald
9. Kevyn Westbrook
10. Norm Hurrell
11. Ken Lee
12. Jack Moir
13. Antonius Van Overbeek
14. ?
15. Jack Duperouzel
16. Bill Sheehan
17. Cyril Ramsbottom

18. Reg Chamberlain
19. Leo Hanley
20. Colin Macnish
21. Len Moyle
22. Bunker Barras
23. Dr. Ed Beckman (NASA Flight Surgeon)
24. Freda Ash
25. Glenis Wilkerson
26. L. White (NASA Systems)
27. Lewis Wainwright (Station Director)
28. Gordon Cooper (Astronaut Capcom)
29. Gus Pugh
30. (Might this be Stanley Faber, NASA Systems?)
31. Solon Mathews
32. Dr Warren Bishop (RAAF surgeon)
33. ? (PMG Teletype Operator relief/backup)

With thanks to Jack Duperouzel, Hamish Lindsay, Nola Wilson (nee Chamberlain), Glenis Austin (nee Wilkerson) and Gene Kranz for help with the names.

Thanks to Jim Shaw for Antonius Van Overbeek’s name.

Any more info would be appreciated.

 

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