Smith, United States Navy Antarctic Expeditions

Scope and Content

  • MS 317;MSM Map, April 1956 [Flights made from McMurdo Sound in January 1956] 1 sheet

Administrative / Biographical History

With the establishment of permanent stations on Antarctica the United States navy began a series of annual voyages south to relieve the personnel. McMurdo Base was established on Ross Island in 1955-1956. The first long range exploratory flights were conducted from there in the same season.

Additional Information

The Institute's Picture Library holds several collections containing photographs/negatives for various years of Operation Deep Freeze, a search of the Polar Pictures index found at will provide more information.

Geographical Names