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Down Under-Way Under--Operation Highjump 1946-47

Antarctic Explorer and Navy Pilot Wendell Summers' personal account of Operation Highjump, Admiral Byrd's. 1946-1947 expedition

Operation Highjump, officially titled The United States Navy Antarctic Developments Program, 1946–1947, was a United States Navy operation organized by Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr., USN (Ret), Officer in Charge, Task Force 68, and led by Rear Admiral Richard H. Cruzen, USN, Commanding Officer, Task Force 68. Operation Highjump commenced 26 August 1946 and ended in late February 1947. Task Force 68 included 4,700 men, 13 ships, and 33 aircraft. Operation Highjump's primary mission was to establish the Antarctic research base Little America IV.

Highjump's objectives, according to the U.S. Navy report of the operation, were:

Training personnel and testing equipment in frigid conditions;

Consolidating and extending the United States' sovereignty over the largest practicable area of the Antarctic continent (publicly denied as a goal even before the expedition ended);

Determining the feasibility of establishing, maintaining, and utilizing bases in the Antarctic and investigating possible base sites;

Developing techniques for establishing, maintaining, and utilizing air bases on ice, with particular attention to later applicability of such techniques to operations in interior Greenland, where conditions are comparable to those in the Antarctic;

Amplifying existing stores of knowledge of electromagnetic, geological, geographic, hydrographic, and meteorological propagation conditions in the area;

Supplementary objectives of the Nanook expedition (a smaller equivalent conducted off eastern Greenland).

In 1947, Admiral Richard E. Byrd led 4,000 military troops from the U.S., Britain and Australia in an invasion of Antarctica called “Operation Highjump”, and at least one follow-up expedition.

That is fact. It is undeniable. But... the part of the story that is seldom told, at least in “official” circles, is that Byrd and his forces encountered heavy resistance to their Antarctic venture from “flying saucers” and had to call off the invasion.

https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/antarctica/antartica11.htm

THE UNITED STATES NAVY ANTARCTIC DEVELOPMENTS PROJECT 1946-1947

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Posted by George Freund on August 2, 2019 at 9:19 PM 91 Views