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Schlossbach, Isaac, 1891-1984


  • [Commander Isaac Schlossbach, also known as Ike Schlossbach, U.S. Navy retired, (b. August 20, 1891, Bradley Beach, New Jersey-d. August 1984, Wall Township, New Jersey) was raised in Neptune Township, New Jersey. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1916 and entered the submarine service during World War I. In 1920, he joined the new naval aviation program at Pensacola, Florida. He retired from the Navy in 1930 when he lost his left eye. Because of his submarine experience he was asked in 1931 by Hubert Wilkens to assist in the attempt to take the submarine Nautilus under the polar ice to the North Pole. On his return from that expedition, Schlossbach joined the second Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1933-1935, and flew extensive exploratory missions over the Antarctic Continent. He then participated in the MacGregor Expedition to Greenland as a senior officer in 1937 and 1938. While on the expedition, Schlossbach flew across Davis Strait and over Ellesmere Island in an unsuccessful search for Peary's Crocker Land and Cook's Bradley Land. In 1939 he became a member of the U.S. Antarctic Service under Admiral Richard E. Byrd and served at West Bast in 1939 and 1940. During World War II he served with the Navy in Greenland, the South Pacific, and Newfoundland. After the war he went to Antarctica with Finn Ronne's Antarctic Research Expedition from 1946 to 1948. In 1955 Schlossbach again returned to Antarctica, first as an observer with the Australian National Research Program in 1955, then as Admiral Byrd's representative aboard the USNS Station Island in the Weddell Sea in 1956 and 1957, and lastly, in 1960, as a guest of the National Science Foundation's U.S. Antarctic Research Program.]

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    • found: Isaac Schlossbach papers, 1928-1973:(polar explorer, submariner and aviation pioneer; member of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition and the MacGregor Expedition to Greenland; During World War II he served with the Navy in Greenland, the South Pacific, and Newfoundland. After the war he went to Antarctica with Finn Ronne's Antarctic Research Expedition from 1946 to 1948) - https://catalog.archives.gov/id/18573553
    • found: Moving images relating to Naval Commander Isaac Schlossbach's polar and scientific expeditions, Jan.-Dec. 1930. - https://catalog.archives.gov/id/602524
    • found: Wikipedia.org, June 19, 2015(Isaac "Ike" Schlossbach; b. August 20, 1891; d. August 1984; born in Bradley Beach, New Jersey and raised in Neptune Township, New Jersey; American polar explorer, submariner and aviation pioneer) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Schlossbach
    • found: The Day, New London, Connecticut, via GoogleNews, June 19, 2015:obituary, Aug. 25, 1984 (reported from Wall Township, New Jersey, Isaac Schlossbach, adventurer, at 93; also called Ike Schlossbach; made 12 polar expeditions, fought in both World Wars, survived four airplane crashes; attended the U.S. Naval Academy and enrolled in the Navy's first submarine school in 1916; accompanied Admiral Richard Byrd on 11 scientific expeditions to Antarctica from 1933 to 1935; he established the Jumping Brook Airport in Neptune and devoted much of his energy to teaching others to fly) - https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1915&dat=19840825&id=58JKAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FPgMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4605,5222106&hl=en
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    • [Commander Isaac Schlossbach, also known as Ike Schlossbach, U.S. Navy retired, (b. August 20, 1891, Bradley Beach, New Jersey-d. August 1984, Wall Township, New Jersey) was raised in Neptune Township, New Jersey. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1916 and entered the submarine service during World War I. In 1920, he joined the new naval aviation program at Pensacola, Florida. He retired from the Navy in 1930 when he lost his left eye. Because of his submarine experience he was asked in 1931 by Hubert Wilkens to assist in the attempt to take the submarine Nautilus under the polar ice to the North Pole. On his return from that expedition, Schlossbach joined the second Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1933-1935, and flew extensive exploratory missions over the Antarctic Continent. He then participated in the MacGregor Expedition to Greenland as a senior officer in 1937 and 1938. While on the expedition, Schlossbach flew across Davis Strait and over Ellesmere Island in an unsuccessful search for Peary's Crocker Land and Cook's Bradley Land. In 1939 he became a member of the U.S. Antarctic Service under Admiral Richard E. Byrd and served at West Bast in 1939 and 1940. During World War II he served with the Navy in Greenland, the South Pacific, and Newfoundland. After the war he went to Antarctica with Finn Ronne's Antarctic Research Expedition from 1946 to 1948. In 1955 Schlossbach again returned to Antarctica, first as an observer with the Australian National Research Program in 1955, then as Admiral Byrd's representative aboard the USNS Station Island in the Weddell Sea in 1956 and 1957, and lastly, in 1960, as a guest of the National Science Foundation's U.S. Antarctic Research Program.]
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