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was the United States Navy's Second Antarctica Developments Project, an exploration and training mission to Antarctica
in 1947–1948. This operation was a follow up to the First Antarctica Development Project known as Operation Highjump
Operation Highjump , officially titled The United States Navy Antarctic Developments Program, 1946-1947, was a United States Navy operation organized by RADM Richard E. Byrd Jr. USN, , Officer in Charge, Task Force 68, and led by RADM Richard H. Cruzen, USN, Commanding Officer, Task Force 68....
. The expedition was commanded by Commander Gerald L. Ketchum
Commander Gerald L. Ketchum of the United States Navy commanded the icebreaker USS Burton Island in Task Group 68.2 during Operation Highjump, The United States Navy Antarctic Developments Program 1946–1947; also known as the Fourth Byrd Anatarctic Expedition.He was also Commander of "Task...
, USN, and the flagship of Task Force 39 was the USS Burton Island
USS Burton Island was a United States Navy that was later re-commissioned in the United States Coast Guard as the United States Coast Guard Cutter Burton Island ....
. The USS Edisto (AG-89)
The USS Edisto was a in the service of the United States Navy which was later transferred to the United States Coast Guard as USCGC Edisto ...
sailed on 1 November 1947 for the Panama Canal to rendezvous with the Burton Island
for the expedition.