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Doolittle Massif: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Doolittle Massif 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): Doolittle Massif

Feature Class (see definition): Range

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 18523

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 50' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
156° 42' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80.8333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 156.7

Elevation (see definition): 2050

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2003

Description (see definition): A compact group of mountain heights in NW Churchill Mountains, between Zeller Glacier and Sefton Glacier where the two enter Byrd Glacier. The feature is 10 miles long and rises to 2050 m in Mount Rainbow. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 2003 after General James H. (Jimmy) Doolittle (1896-1993) USAF, American aviator and hero who visited McMurdo Station in 1962. In 1942, then Lieutenant Col. Doolittle initiated heavy aircraft operations from the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Hornet, leading to carrier-based R4D operations from the carrier Philippine Sea, January 1946, during Operation Highjump.

Date Created (see definition): 01/23/2004

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Doolittle Massif 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 Doolittle Massif should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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