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A C-54 aircraft sits nose-down in an icefield with its tail up at an odd angle.

A large open field of mostly rock and spots of snow stretches out to the horizon. A few small figures in the background poke at the rocks with tools while a figure in the middle ground rides some four-wheeled vehicle. The caption indicates they are…

Pictured is a large aircraft labelled ARCTIC QUEEN with three men standing in front of it and several packs of equipment in the background. The three men are indicated to be Admiral Lomquist and two Navy observers in the caption.

A map of the northeastern United States, northeastern Canada and western Greenland detailing arctic supply routes. The routes are marked by solid lines to indicate operating routes and dotted lines for alternate routes. The lines snake upwards with…

The end of a memorandum from G.W. Rowley warning against the restrictiveness of the J.I.B. proposals which would lead to opening themselves up to criticism for no purpose that they can immediately see. This memo has a handwritten note under it which…

The very end of a letter which contains two paragraphs that enumerate that an open polar sea would have far-reaching economic and strategic effects that should be investigated further. The letter is signed by a G. W. Rowley. It also has handwritten…

Three paragraphs from a larger document discussing specific data points and figures on the thickness of ice in Canada, requested because the requester had heard that the ice "had been decreasing very rapidly"

An excerpt from a document that discusses ice forecasting in Canada and how it has been conducted in the past and the challenges that consistently conducting ice forecasts poses in the future since it was not common practice previously.

A letter from the US Navy to the Defence Research Board requesting certain scientific information such as prevalence of lead and amount of snow cover in the Arctic for the US Government.

A letter to a Captain Gardner is a follow up from a previous letter in April about requests from the US Navy. The majority of the letter is a direct excerpt from a communication from the Meteorological Division of the navy outlining what data they…
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