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.