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Operation Windmill Expedition Members Unloading Equipment

Author: Unknown


Subject: Operation Windmill


Type: Photographic print

    Group, candid



Date: 1947


Topic: Research expeditions

     Scientific expeditions



     Icebreakers (Ships)



Standard number: SIA2010-0648


Physical description: Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, Candid; 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 expedition members from Operation Windmill in Antarctica, unloading equipment for their work. A sled can be seen on the ice and a motorized sled with tread is being placed on the ice with a crane connected to either the Icebreaker the USS Burton Island (AG-88) or the USS Edisto (AG-89). 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