Bluie East Two
|Type||Â Â Â||244 Airfield|
|Historical Name of Location||Â Â Â||Ikateq, South Greenland, Greenland|
|Coordinates||Â Â Â||65.945278000, -36.662500000|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseThe site for Bluie East Two was evaluated by the US Navy in Sep 1941. It was located about 57 kilometers northeast of the village of Angmagssalik (now Tasiilaq) in eastern Greenland. Construction began in the autumn of 1942, and weather reporting began in Nov 1942. In 1943, a 5,000-foot runway began operations, launching mainly search and rescue flights. It was closed in late 1947. The Danish government used the base briefly during the Cold War to support the construction of early warning radar facilities in the region.
Last Major Update: Jan 2020
Bluie East Two Timeline
|31 Oct 1941Â||The US Navy expedition under Lieutenant (jg) Frederick Crockett departed Reykjavik, Iceland for Greenland.|
|2 Nov 1941Â||The US Navy expedition under Lieutenant (jg) Frederick Crockett arrived at Angmagssalik, Greenland.|
|15 Nov 1941Â||The US Navy expedition under Lieutenant (jg) Frederick Crockett completed its evaluation at the village of Ikateq near Angmagssalik, Greenland and departed.|
|26 Jul 1942Â||US Coast Guard cutter Comanche departed for Greenland, leading a supply flotilla bringing the construction crew of future Bluie East Two.|
|1 Nov 1942Â||Bluie East Two in eastern Greenland began reporting weather.|
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