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United States Coast Guard PBY-5A Catalina with Patrol-Bombing Squadron 6 on the ramp at Bluie West One air strip, Narsarssuak, Greenland (now Narsarsuaq), 1943.

Caption   United States Coast Guard PBY-5A Catalina with Patrol-Bombing Squadron 6 on the ramp at Bluie West One air strip, Narsarssuak, Greenland (now Narsarsuaq), 1943. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Coast Guard
Identification Code   NH-95428-KN
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Jan 2006

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Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".



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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Robert Baxter says:
7 May 2019 09:46:08 AM

There were no quonset huts on Bluie East 2. I was stationed there in 1946-47.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
7 May 2019 07:56:01 PM

Robert Baxter (above):
Your comment prompted me to research this photo again and I was able to find a Coast Guard source I had not seen before. The Coast Guard identifies this photo as a PBY with Patrol-Bombing Squadron 6 at Bluie West One (now Narsarsuaq Airport) and I see no reason to doubt them. The caption has been changed accordingly and I thank you for your comment that sent me looking for more information.

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WW2-Era Place Name Narsarsuaq, South Greenland, Greenland
Lat/Long 61.1606, -45.4259
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