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Map showing the Perry Range (L) and the Demas Range (R)

The Perry Range (75°0′S 134°12′W) is a narrow range of mountains, 6 nautical miles (11 km) long, separating the lower ends of Venzke Glacier and Berry Glacier where they enter Getz Ice Shelf, on the coast of Westarctica.

Discovery and name

The range was discovered and photographed by aircraft from the U.S. Antarctic Service in December 1940. The Perry Range was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Lieutenant CEC John E. Perry, U.S. Navy, who served as the Public Works Officer at McMurdo Station in 1968. He also commanded the Antarctic Construction Battalion Unit from January 1969 until it was decommissioned in May 1971, when he became project manager for the South Pole Station.