Shows U.S. Navy Central Group stuck in the ice and aircraft being prepared for exploration missions in Antarctica.
Antarctica Date:1950 Duration:4 min 24 sec Sound:Yes
Relates to the U.S. Antarctic expedition,Operation High Jump. Shows a U.S. Navy fleet stuck in the ice in Antarctica at "Little America." Coast Guard Icebreaker Northwind and landing crafts break and loosen the ice. The fleet is freed and gets underway. Aircraft are prepared for exploration missions. Cameras including K17 models,film reels and other photographic apparatus are loaded aboard aircraft. Radar magnetic detectors are mounted on the plane to detect minerals under the ice. Aircraft takes off. Shows Admiral Richard E. Byrd aboard an aircraft flying above Antarctic glacier. He drops a boxed U.S. flag from the plane's window.
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