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Born in Rockford, Illinois, USA
Died in Bethesda, Maryland, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameGeorge John Dufek

Mini Bio (1)

George J. Dufek was born on February 10, 1903 in Rockford, Illinois, USA as George John Dufek. He died on February 10, 1977 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Trivia (2)

In 1956, became the first American to set foot on the South Pole.
U.S. naval officer. At the time of Operation High Jump (see plot summary for The Secret Land (1948), he was a captian and the East Group commander.

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