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Operation Windmill Member Sitting in the Snow

Author: Unknown


Subject: Operation Windmill


Type: Photographic print

    Person, candid


Date: 1947


Topic: Research expeditions

     Scientific expeditions





Standard number: SIA2010-0653


Physical description: Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, Candid;; 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 a member of Operation Windmill sitting in the snow with a note near him that reads "Home Sweet Home." The man is holding a tin pan and smoking a cigarette. 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


Repository:Smithsonian Archives - History Div


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Taken on February 23, 2010