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Thurston Island


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island off Antarctica between the Bellinghausen and Amundsen seas. Before 1961 it was thought to be a peninsula of the mainland.


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  • Further photomapping flights from the USS PINE ISLAND were conducted covering the Getz Ice Shelf to the vicinity of Thurston Island.


  • Petty Officer 1st Class Fred Williams, Ensign Maxwell Lopez and Petty Officer 1st Class Wendell Hendersin died when their PBM-5 Mariner flying boat went down in a storm on Thurston Island on Dec. 30, 1946.

    Statesman - AP Sports


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