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Glomar Explorer Crew Patch

Artifact Details

A patch with three divergent arrows pointing down and the words "Hughes Glomar Explorer Summa Corporation."

The CIA was involved with the Glomar Explorer project for years to retrieve a sunken Soviet submarine from the Pacific Ocean floor in 1974.

Crew members aboard the Glomar Explorer wore this patch, with the Summa Corporation cover provider clearly identified, on their uniforms.

Artifact Specs

9.5 cm x 8 cm x 0.2 cm

(L x W x H)

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