Measuring a bridge outside of Dire Dawa.

Mr. Hank Zabinski

MR. TIM WOLFE

FIELD CLASSIFIERS

Dick Baker by a Mapping Mission truck

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! 

RICHARD EMERSON

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DAKOTA   

Bob Khuen standing by a Cessna 185.

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

DOUG AND MOHAMAD 

‚ÄčSENT IN BY DICK BECK

BOB KHUEN 

'THE CREW'  1968

DAKOTA PHOTOS

EDSEL PHELPS 

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EARL GARLAND

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 SIMMS

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Dick Baker at work.

RICHARD 'DICK' BAKER

SONNY  LAHNMAN

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Dick Baker with one of the interpreters "doing roadwork"

RICHARD 'DICK' BAKER

INTERPRETERS

RICK McCORMICK 

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DOUG TEAGLE  

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FIELD CLASSIFICATION SUPERVISORS - DAKOTA FIELD PARTY