|location||Ellsworthland , West Antarctica|
|Mountains||Sentinel Range , Ellsworth Mountains|
The Patton Glacier is a wide glacier in the West Antarctic Ellsworthland . It flows from the eastern slopes of the main ridge of the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains between Mount Ostenso and Mount Tyree to the east to the Ellen Glacier .
The United States Geological Survey mapped it on the basis of its own surveys and using aerial photographs of the United States Navy between 1957 and 1959. The Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names named it in 1961 after Richard J. Patton (1925–1973) of the United States Air Force , the On November 26, 1956, he was the first person to land with a parachute at the geographic South Pole and also made significant contributions in the management of air drops of supplies from machines of the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II type for the construction of the South Pole station .