Windmill Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Windmill Islands (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island (5)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
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 USN Operation HighJump, 1946-47. So named by the 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 USN Operation HighJump 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.