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Bluie West Three

Type   Other
Historical Name of Location   Simiutak, South Greenland, Greenland


ww2dbaseBluie West Three was a radio direction finding station located on Simiutak (now Simiutaq), an uninhabited island in southern Greenland at the mouth of the Ikersuqa Fjord. Construction began in Nov 1941, and the construction was supported by US Coast Guard cutter Raritan. Bluie West Three was operational in Aug 1942. Operated by the US Army, it provided navigational aid for ships and aircraft. In addition to the radio direction finding equipment, it was also equipped with a non-directional beacon to provide a fixed coastal signal for aircraft in the region, equipment to report weather, and high frequency radio communications equipment. After WW2, it was taken over by the United States Air Force before it was turned over to the Danish government.

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Last Major Update: Nov 2019

Bluie West Three Timeline

15 Aug 1942 Bluie West Three radio direction finding station in Greenland began operations.

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WW2-Era Place Name Simiutak, South Greenland, Greenland
Lat/Long 60.6833, -46.5667
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