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Little America,

base for Antarctic exploring expeditions, Antarctica, on the Ross Ice Shelf, S of the Bay of Whales. Richard E. ByrdByrd, Richard Evelyn,
1888–1957, American aviator and polar explorer, b. Winchester, Va. He took up aviation in 1917, and after World War I he gained great fame in the air. He commanded the naval air unit with the arctic expedition of D. B. MacMillan in 1925.
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, a U.S. explorer, established and named Little America in 1929 and built bases on the same site in 1933–35, 1939–41, and 1946–48 for subsequent expeditions. Little America IV at Kainan Bay, 30 mi (48 km) to the east, was a U.S. station during the International Geophysical Year (1957–58).
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