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    I am trying to find out where I would get information on base leaders at the different Antarctic bases, especially people that Antarctic features are named for. I would like to at least have their first name, if not their first and middle names. Right now, I have Lieutenant E. E. Fitch, medical officer at Hallett Station during the winter of 1963, for whom Fitch Glacier was named, and A. R. Roberts, leader at the Scott Base from 1961-1962, for whom Roberts Massif was named. Does anyone know the names of these two men, and/or where I can find a list of people who spent time at the different stations?

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    Re: Antarctic Base Leaders or Medical Officers

    Hi,

    As far as I'm aware there isn't any such central register that is readily available online at least.

    This should help: http://geonames.usgs.gov/antarctic/

    As might these pages: http://www.coolantarctica.com/Community/OAE_mcmurdo.htm

    There's a book called "Deep Freeze" by Dian Olsen Belanger which may help, mainly I think it will be a case of putting pieces of the jigsaw together yourself.

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      Re: Antarctic Base Leaders or Medical Officers

      If you are interested in British bases, there is a complete
      database of winterers on the BAS Club website:
      www.antarctica.ac.uk/basclub/news/winterers.php

      For more details about Halley Bay (Base Z), consult the
      Z-Fids site: www.zfids.org.uk
      Click on "Name Index" for a list of all winterers (and some
      summer visitors).

      At the bottom of the page click on
      "Winterers listed by job title"
      This will give you a list of all the medical officers (and
      other trades). Near the top there is a link to a
      different page listing the Base Leaders at Halley.

      For information about the people that geographical features
      in British Antarctic Territory are named after, try the BAT
      gazetteer: www.antarctica.ac.uk/apc/gazetteers.html

      Andy

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