Ford Island (Windmill Islands)

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Ford Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°24′S 110°31′E / 66.400°S 110.517°E / -66.400; 110.517
Archipelago Windmill Islands
Length 2 km (1.2 mi)
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Ford Island (66°24′S 110°31′E / 66.400°S 110.517°E / -66.400; 110.517) is a rocky Antarctic island, 2 km (1.2 mi) long, between O'Connor and Cloyd Islands in the southern part of the Windmill Islands. It was first mapped from air photos taken by USN Operation Highjump and Operation Windmill in 1947 and 1948. It was named by the US-ACAN for Homer D. Ford, photographic officer with the eastern task group of Operation Highjump and assistant photographic officer with the Operation Windmill parties which obtained air and ground photos of this area in January 1948.

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