DAKOTA PHOTOS

RICHARD SIMMS

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RICHARD EMERSON

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Interpreters: Negata, Shibru, Girma, Kidane, and Yearad

BOB KHUEN 

Mr. Tim Wolfe flew for Mapping Mission in both Ethiopia and the Sudan from 1965 through 1968, and held multiple ratings in single and multi-engine fixed wing aircraft.

Mr. Wolfe also flew for Regional Insect Control Project in Ethiopia and the Sudan from 1963-1965
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RICHARD 'DICK' BAKER

Mr. Hank Zabinski

EARL GARLAND

RICK McCORMICK 

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FIELD CLASSIFICATION SUPERVISORS - DAKOTA FIELD PARTY

SONNY  LAHNMAN

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MR. TIM WOLFE

RICHARD 'DICK' BAKER

Dick Baker by a Mapping Mission truck

DAKOTA   

DOUG AND MOHAMAD 

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'THE CREW'  1968

Dick Baker at work.

Measuring a bridge outside of Dire Dawa.

FIELD CLASSIFIERS

Bob Khuen standing by a Cessna 185.

DOUG TEAGLE  

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INTERPRETERS

LARRY JOHNSON

Larry Johnson was later assigned to advise the military field classification team 'Drifter' in 1967 and was later replaced by Edsel Phelps from Dakota party.

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EDSEL PHELPS 

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Mr. Marlyn Heintzelman 

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In early 1967 I assumed duties as chief of the Field Classification phase of the mapping project. The name of the civilian FC team was Dakota and consisted of seven persons, Larry Johnson, Edsel Phelps, Doug Teagle, Richard Simms, Dick Emerson, Sonny Lanham, Richard McCormick, and myself. 

Later in 1967 Larry Johnson was assigned to advise the military FC team Drifter and to act as liaison with me. Drifter party was headed by a Sgt. Later on Larry Johnson was replaced by Edsel Phelps from Dakota party.

The FC teams traversed the country from Sudan on the West and North, Djbouti and Somalia on the East and to Kenya in the South. Teams were responsible for depicting on aerial photography all detail to be shown on the final maps (except for Geodetic control and contours).

Ethiopia is steeped in antiquities and natural resources and wild animals are abundant. The hunting was great! The people are very curious but friendly and helpful. There were numerous tribes speaking in different dialects and it was often necessary to hire local interpreters. This project was indeed an adventure to remember! 

Dick Baker with one of the interpreters "doing roadwork"