Bluie East Five
|Type||Â Â Â||Other|
|Historical Name of Location||Â Â Â||North Greenland, Greenland|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseBluie East Five was originally established in the early 1930s as a scientific station, located on a small peninsula on the south coast of Clavering Island in eastern Greenland. After the arrival of US forces, it served as a radio and weather station and the headquarters of the Danish North-East Greenland Sledge Patrol until 1943. In Mar 1943, it was raided by a German patrol, which destroyed the main building. Fearing German usage, US aircraft bombed the site. Bluie East Five was re-established at nearby Myggbukta, a Norwegian whaling, radio, and weather station originally established in the 1920s.
Last Major Update: Feb 2019
Bluie East Five Timeline
|23 Mar 1943Â||A German military patrol raided the original Bluie East Five radio and weather station in eastern Greenland, destroying the main building.|
|14 May 1943Â||US aircraft bombed the Bluie East Five site in eastern Greenland, suspecting German usage of the site.|
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