National Geographic : 1952 Jan
135 Ko(lacnrome ny Hicnara n. atewart Only the Howling of Winds and Lapping of Waves Break the Unearthly Silence On June 20, 1943, eve of the Arctic spring, a United States Army Air Forces pilot on a routine weather flight made the first photograph of the crater without realizing its significance. A 1948 photographic survey by the Royal Canadian Air Force produced the aerial view that sparked the 1951 National Geographic Society-Royal Ontario Museum Expedition. Dr. V . Ben Meen recognized the crater's challenge to science and set out to solve its mystery.