Name details

LeMay Range

LeMay Range (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

LeMay Range  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109793

Feature type: Range

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

running N-S from Snick Pass to Uranus Glacier, E Alexander Island, rising to c. 2000m and including Stellar Crests and Grikurov Ridge, was very roughly positioned by BGLE in 1936-37 (Stephenson, 1940, map facing p.232); photographed from the air by RARE, 3 December 1947, and called U.S. Army Range (AGS map, 1948); later named Le May Range after Gen. Curtis Emerson LeMay, USAF (1906-90), in 1947 Head, Office of Research and Development, USAAF, which furnished equipment for RARE; Chief of Staff, USAF, 1961-65 (Ronne, 1948b, map p.356). Le May Mountains (Ronne, 1948c, map p.198). Army Range, as rejected name (USBGN, 1949, p.35). LeMay Mountain Range (Ronne, 1949, p.290). LeMay Range (Ronne, 1949, end map; APC, 1962, p.19; BAS 250P sheet SR 19-20/9, 1-DOS 1978). Le May Range, referring to Mimas Peak, Titan Nunatak (q.v.) and other summits in this vicinity (USHO chart 6638, 1956). Catena Le May (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 12-13). The range was mapped from RARE air photographs by FIDS in 1959. Khrebet Le-May ([referring to mountains in c. 72°00'S 70°30'W] Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961; [correctly shown] Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). Lemay Range (APC, 1961, p.3; DOS 710 sheet 14, 1963; Searle, 1963, Pl.1 facing p.160; BAS 250P sheets SR 19-20/13 and 14, 1-DOS 1974). LeMay Mountains (King, 1964, p.60).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
71° 01' 00.0" S
- 71.01667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
69° 24' 00.0" W
- 69.40000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Aug-1962

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