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16 Oct 1943

Iceland
  • USS Ranger and the Royal Navy Home Fleet crossed the Arctic Circle before arriving at Akureyri, Iceland. ww2dbase [Ranger | Akureyri | DS]
17 Oct 1943

Iceland
  • USS Ranger and the Royal Navy Home Fleet sortied from Akureyri, Iceland on an Arctic patrol that extended 750 miles north of Iceland. ww2dbase [Ranger | Akureyri | DS]
15 Jan 1944

Iceland
  • Allied convoy JW-56A sailed into a storm off the Faroe Islands; it was redirected to Akureyri, Iceland for shelter. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Akureyri | CPC]
21 Jan 1944

Iceland
  • Allied convoy JW-56A continued her journey from Akureyri, Iceland. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Akureyri | CPC]

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




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