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AL-58 Jones Album Image_00116
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Image by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives
From an Album (AL-58) which belonged to F. Alvin Jones, who was a long time pilot for Eastern Airlines.

Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive

From an Album (AL-58) which belonged to F. Alvin Jones, who was a long time pilot for Eastern Airlines.

Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive

Operation Windmill Expedition Members Unloading Equipment
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Image by Smithsonian Institution
Author: Unknown

Subject: Operation Windmill

Type: Photographic print
    Group, candid
    Exterior

Date: 1947

Topic: Research expeditions
     Scientific expeditions
     Snow
     Ice
     Icebreakers (Ships)
     Sleds

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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