This Week in History – USS Nautilus Slides Over North Pole

On August 3rd, 1958, the famous nuclear-powered submarine USS Nautilus makes a historic journey beneath the ice caps of the North Pole. Here are a handful of clippings about the journey and crew from papers across the states during August 1958:

This Time He Made ItThis Time He Made It Sun, Aug 31, 1958 – 16 · Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut) · Newspapers.com

Commander and crew of USS NautilusCommander and crew of USS Nautilus Sun, Aug 31, 1958 – 16 · Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut) · Newspapers.com

Excerpt from letter of Nautilus crewman James IrvinExcerpt from letter of Nautilus crewman James Irvin Tue, Aug 26, 1958 – 4 · The Clinton Eye (Clinton, Missouri) · Newspapers.com

Excerpt from the letter of Nautilus crewman James JohnsonExcerpt from the letter of Nautilus crewman James Johnson Tue, Aug 12, 1958 – Page 2 · The Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska) · Newspapers.com

Commander Anderson awarded Legion of MeritCommander Anderson awarded Legion of Merit Sat, Aug 9, 1958 – Page 1 · Reno Gazette-Journal (Reno, Nevada) · Newspapers.com

Find more on this unprecedented journey, the many records of the Nautilus, and Commander Anderson with a search on Newspapers.com.

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