Wilkins in began a two-year study for the British Museum of the bird life of Northern Australia. This ornithology project occupied his life until In March , Wilkins and pilot Carl Ben Eielson explored the drift ice north of Alaska, touching down upon it in Eielson's airplane in the first land-plane descent onto drift ice.
Soundings taken at the landing site indicated a water depth of 16, feet, and Wilkins hypothesized from the experience that future Arctic expeditions would take advantage of the wide expanses of open ice to use aircraft in exploration. He named the island of Hearst Land after his sponsor, and Hearst thanked Wilkins by giving him and his bride a flight aboard Graf Zeppelin. In Wilkins and his wife, Suzanne, were vacationing with a wealthy friend and colleague Lincoln Ellsworth.
During this outing Wilkins and Ellsworth hammered out plans for a trans-Atlantic expedition involving a submarine. Wilkins said the expedition was meant to conduct a "comprehensive meteorology study" and collect "data of academic and economic interest". He also anticipated Arctic weather stations and the potential to forecast Arctic weather "several years in advance". Wilkins believed a submarine could take a fully equipped laboratory into the Arctic. The submarine was the disarmed O , and was commanded by Sloan Danenhower former commanding officer of C The submarine was outfitted with a custom designed drill that would allow her to bore through ice pack overhead for ventilation.
Among their ranks were U.
Naval Academy graduates as well as navy veterans of WWI. Wilkins described the planned expedition in his book Under The North Pole , which Wonder Stories praised as "[as] exciting as it is epochal".
The expedition suffered losses before they even left New York Harbor. Willard Grimmer the quartermaster was knocked overboard and drowned in the harbor.
Wilkins was undaunted and drove on with preparations for a series of test cruises and dives before they were to undertake their trans-Atlantic voyage. Satisfied with the performance of both the machinery and the crew, Wilkins and his men left the relative safety of coastal waterways for the uncertainty of the North Atlantic on 4 June Soon after the commencement of the expedition the starboard engine broke down, and soon after that the port engine followed suit.
On 28 June the Nautilus was up and running and on her way to Norway to pick up the scientific contingent of their crew. By 23 August they had left Norway and were only miles from the North Pole. It was at this time that Wilkins uncovered another setback. His submarine was missing its diving planes. Without diving planes he would be unable to control the Nautilus while submerged. Wilkins secretly felt that his mission was deliberately sabotaged by a crew member. For the most part Wilkins was thwarted from discovery under the ice floes. The Nautilus expedition had suffered one setback after another, but they continued on bravely.
However, even Wilkins had to acknowledge when his adventure into the Arctic was becoming too foolhardy. Wilkins received a wireless plea from one of his financiers, Hearst, which said, "I most urgently beg of you to return promptly to safety and to defer any further adventure to a more favorable time, and with a better boat.
Sir Hubert Wilkins lived many lives - all of them exciting and fantastic. He shot the world's first movie footage from an aircraft (while strapped to its fuselage); and. How can a man who achieved so much be so little remembered? Explorer, pioneer aviator, war photographer, naturalist, meteorologist, author, student of the pa.
Wilkins ended the first expedition to the poles in a submarine and headed for England, but was forced to take refuge in the port of Bergen , Norway, because of a fierce storm that they encountered en route. The Nautilus suffered serious damage that made further use of the vessel unfeasible. Wilkins received permission from the United States Navy to sink the vessel off shore in a Norwegian fjord on 20 November Despite the failure to meet his intended objective, he was able to prove that submarines were capable of operating beneath the polar ice cap, thereby paving the way for future successful missions.
Wilkins became a student of The Urantia Book and supporter of the Urantia movement after joining the '70' group in Chicago in After the book's publication in , he 'carried the massive work on his long travels, even to the Antarctic' and told associates that it was his religion.
He gravitated toward the one man who could help him: Lyndon Johnson. By , Johnson needed Humphrey too — Johnson had become Senate majority leader and wanted liberals to fall behind his leadership; Johnson concluded Humphrey was the brightest and most pragmatic of them. The partnership between Johnson and Humphrey was as close as that of two antagonists could be. When Johnson became president in November , Humphrey ensured that the Civil Rights Act overcame the Senate filibuster the following summer.
Once in office, Humphrey tried to keep his commitment to Johnson, but on Vietnam his convictions conflicted with his promises. Humphrey sent several memos to Johnson in implying Johnson should pull back on the conflict, and that he meet with Lansdale. Johnson dismissed each one. Then, on Feb. Bundy, the national security adviser, sent panicked cables to Johnson demanding the United States retaliate.
Then Humphrey wrote his Feb. But Johnson gave Humphrey one last chance to prove his loyalty, sending him to South Vietnam in February almost one year to the date of his memo. On that trip, after meeting with Gen. William Westmoreland, American and Vietnamese soldiers, and South Vietnamese civilians, Humphrey convinced himself of the truth he wanted to believe: Vietnam was winnable; it was a war for democracy; it represented a global mission for peace and prosperity.
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