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USS Burton Island (AG-88) in Antarctica

USS Burton Island (AG-88) in Antarctica

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Author: Unknown..Subject: Operation Windmill..Type: Photographic print. Exterior. Aerial..Date: 1947..Topic: Aerial photographs. Research expeditions. Scientific expeditions. Snow. Ice. Icebreakers (Ships). Ice breaking operations..Standard number: SIA2010-0659..Physical description: Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8.25h; Type of Image: Aerial; Exterior; Medium: Photographic print..Notes: Image located in Robert B. Klaverkamp's collection. Klaverkamp, an enlisted Naval Correspondent, participated in Operation Windmill. Malcolm Davis, zookeeper at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park, was also on the expedition and was assigned to the Icebreaker USS Edisto (AG-89) with the express purpose of collecting penguins, other birds, and leopard seals..Summary: Image of the USS Burton Island (AG-88) at the South Pole. The USS Burton Island and the USS Edisto (AG-89) were the two ships used for Operation Windmill. The caption at the bottom reads: "USS Burton Island At South Pole." Operation Windmill (1947-1948) was an expedition established by the Chief of Naval Operations to train personnel, test equipment, and reaffirm American interests in Antarctica..Place: Antarctica..Persistent URL:Link to data base record ( http://siris-sihistory.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!12446~!0#focus ) ..Repository:Smithsonian Archives - History Div..View more collections from the Smithsonian Institution. ( http://collections.si.edu )



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