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Bluie East Two file photo [28731]

Bluie East Two

Type   Airfield
Historical Name of Location   Ikateq, South Greenland, Greenland

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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.

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Bluie East Two Timeline

31 Oct 1941 The US Navy expedition under Lieutenant (jg) Frederick Crockett departed Reykjavik, Iceland for Greenland.
2 Nov 1941 The US Navy expedition under Lieutenant (jg) Frederick Crockett arrived at Angmagssalik, Greenland.
15 Nov 1941 The US Navy expedition under Lieutenant (jg) Frederick Crockett completed its evaluation at the village of Ikateq near Angmagssalik, Greenland and departed.
26 Jul 1942 US Coast Guard cutter Comanche departed for Greenland, leading a supply flotilla bringing the construction crew of future Bluie East Two.
1 Nov 1942 Bluie East Two in eastern Greenland began reporting weather.




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WW2-Era Place Name Ikateq, South Greenland, Greenland
Lat/Long 65.9453, -36.6625
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