Monday, April 1, 2013

Tales from the Deep

I worked at Lockheed for nearly three decades
by Diederik H.

In 1955, I joined Lockheed in Burbank, California, and worked in the weights group. I transitioned to Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in 1956 to join the Polaris standards group and moved to Sunnyvale the following year. Later, I was part of the quality assurance group, and I participated in the DSRV program. I also participated in the support of the first deep-dive. Eventually, I rejoined the underwater missile program as part of the surface support group. I was also part of the Navy submarine base selection team and made a video report of the various sites. I retired from Lockheed in January 1984, and I returned to my native country, the Netherlands, in ten years later.