- MS 317;MSM Map, April 1956 [Flights made from McMurdo Sound in January 1956] 1 sheet
Smith, United States Navy Antarctic Expeditions
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- Dates of CreationApril 1956
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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.
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 www.spri.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/fx.sp?DB=PolarPics will provide more information.