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Windmill Islands: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Windmill Islands in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.

Feature Name (see definition): Windmill Islands

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16701

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 20' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
110° 28' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.3333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 110.4666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): A group of rocky islands and rocks about 6 mi wide, paralleling the coast for 17 mi immediately N of Vanderford Glacier along the E side of Vincennes Bay. Mapped from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47. So named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) because personnel of Operation Windmill, 1947-48, landed on Holl Island at the SW end of the group to establish ground control for U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp photographs. The term Operation Windmill is a popular expression which developed after the expedition disbanded and refers to the extensive use of helicopters made by this group. The official title of this expedition was Second Antarctic Development Project, U.S. Navy Task Force 39, 1947-48.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Windmill Islands in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Windmill Islands should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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