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15 Jan 1941

Greenland
6 May 1941

Greenland
  • The US Coast Guard South Greenland Survey Expedition led by Lieutenant Commander William E. Sinton began a survey of the future Bluie West Eight airfield site in Greenland. ww2dbase [Bluie West Eight | South Greenland | CPC]
11 May 1941

Greenland
  • The US Coast Guard South Greenland Survey Expedition completed a survey of the future Bluie West Eight airfield site in Greenland. ww2dbase [Bluie West Eight | South Greenland | CPC]
7 Oct 1941

Greenland
2 Nov 1941

Greenland
15 Nov 1941

Greenland
  • The US Navy expedition under Lieutenant (jg) Frederick Crockett completed its evaluation at the village of Ikateq near Angmagssalik, Greenland and departed. ww2dbase [Bluie East Two | Ikateq, South Greenland | CPC]
10 Jan 1942

Greenland
30 Mar 1942

Greenland
20 Apr 1942

Greenland
  • A converted TWA Stratoliner opearted by the US Army Air Forces landed at Bluie West Eight airfield in Greenland, becoming the first aircraft to do so. ww2dbase [Bluie West Eight | South Greenland | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Apr 1942
Converted TWA Stratoliner
5 Jun 1942

Greenland
  • Lieutenant Teague, flying a B-17 aircraft, ran out of fuel and was forced to make a landing on a flat stretch of rocky terrain on the west coast of Greenland. It was soon determined that the site could be used as an airstrip. ww2dbase [Bluie West Four | South Greenland | CPC]
15 Aug 1942

Greenland
4 Sep 1942

Greenland
  • The Bluie West Nine auxiliary station at Cruncher Island (Simiutak), Greenland began operations. It guided incoming aircraft toward Bluie West Eight airfield, and it provided meteorological reports for the US Army Air Forces. ww2dbase [Bluie West Eight | South Greenland | CPC]
26 Sep 1942

Greenland
  • US 417th Base Headquarters and Air Base Squadron were assigned to Bluie West Eight airfield in Greenland. ww2dbase [Bluie West Eight | South Greenland | CPC]
4 Oct 1942

Greenland
  • A US Navy PBY-5A aircraft became the first aircraft to land at Bluie West Four in western Greenland. ww2dbase [Bluie West Four | South Greenland | CPC]
1 Nov 1942

Greenland
12 Dec 1942

Greenland
1 Apr 1943

Greenland
1 Oct 1945

Greenland
1 Jan 1946

Greenland
1 Apr 1948

Greenland
1 Oct 1950

Greenland
9 Oct 1950

Greenland
27 Apr 1951

Greenland
20 Jul 1951

Greenland
  • Sondrestrom Air Base in Greenland was reassigned to the US Northeast Air Command after Denmark returned control of the base to the United States. ww2dbase [Bluie West Eight | South Greenland | CPC]
1 Apr 1957

Greenland
15 Jan 1968

Greenland
1 Dec 1979

Greenland
1 Jul 1983

Greenland
30 Sep 1992

Greenland

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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