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Larson, Conrad Sexton, 1924-1993

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1924 - 1993

Conrad Sexton Larson was born in Winchester, MA, on July 1, 1924. Larson's career in the Navy began in 1942, when he enrolled as an aviation cadet. He would spent 21 years of active duty in the Navy rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, piloting helicopters and serving as Flight Training Officer. Larson served with Operation Deep Freeze 1 from 1955-1956. During this time he rescued seven survivors who had crashed east of Little American in February 1956. He also had a glacier named after him. Larson retired from the Navy in 1963, and died on April 22, 1993.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Conrad Sexton Larson papers

Stefansson Mss-223
 Collection
Identifier: Mss-223
Overview Conrad S. Larson (1924-1993), naval aviator. Consist of orders, operation plans, clippings and photographs related to Operation Deep Freeze (1955-1957).