SCAR Gazetteer Information: Each place can have one or more entries in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer, dependant on its origin. By viewing an individual entry, you may see multiple references to the same place. SCAR uses a more general feature type coding, so each place will, in general, have multiple feature types.

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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Spaatz Island (RUS) 73° 12' 00.0" S 75° 00' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 120722 Place ID: 13765

Spaatz Island (GBR) 73° 12' 00.0" S 75° 00' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 111303 Place ID: 13765

between Ronne Entrance and Stange Sound, English Coast, was seen from the ground on its N side by USAS in December 1940; photographed from the air by RARE, 23 December 1947, and roughly mapped from air photographs (Ronne, 1948b, map p.356); further photographed from the air by USN, 1965-66, and remapped from air photographs by USGS; named after Gen. Carl Spaatz, USAF (1891-1974), Commanding General, USAAF, 1946, and Chief of Staff, USAF, 1947-48, who arranged to provide an aircraft for the use of RARE (USGS sketch maps Bryan Coast-Ellsworth Land, 1968; Ellsworth Land-Palmer Land, 1969; APC, 1975, p.5; BAS sheet Misc. 2, 1981). There is a BAS depot near the N coast of the island.

Spaatz Island (USA) 73° 12' 00.0" S 75° 00' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 131955 Place ID: 13765

A high ice-covered island, 50 mi long and 25 mi wide, lying close to the coast of Ellsworth Land, 30 mi E of Smyley Island. The N side of the island forms a portion of the S margin of Ronne Entrance; the remainder of the island is surrounded by the ice shelves of Stange Sound and George VI Sound. Finn Ronne and Carl Eklund of the USAS (1939-41) sledged along the N side of this feature in Dec. 1940. It was photographed from the air and first mapped as an island by the RARE (1947-48) under Finn Ronne. Named by Ronne for Gen. Carl Spaatz, Chief of Staff, USAAF, who gave assistance in providing an airplane for use of RARE.

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