Bluie East Five

Type   Other
Historical Name of Location   North Greenland, Greenland


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.

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Last Major Update: Feb 2019

Bluie East Five Timeline

23 Mar 1943 A German military patrol raided the original Bluie East Five radio and weather station in eastern Greenland, destroying the main building.
14 May 1943 US aircraft bombed the Bluie East Five site in eastern Greenland, suspecting German usage of the site.

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WW2-Era Place Name North Greenland, Greenland
Lat/Long 73.4912, -21.5371

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