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The airfield code-named Bluie West One became the best-known World War II military base on Greenland.

Bluie was the United States military code name for Greenland during World War II. It is remembered by the numbered sequence of base locations identified by the 1941 United States Coast Guard South Greenland Survey Expedition, and subsequently used in radio communications by airmen unfamiliar with pronunciation of the Greenlandic Inuit and Danish names of those locations. These were typically spoken BLUIE (direction) (number), with direction being east or west along the Greenland coast from Cape Farewell.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Morison, p.62
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Joint Committee Annual Report 2011" (PDF). United States State Department. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2020. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  3. ^ Gurreholm Research Station at; retrieved 25 July 2021


  • Morison, Samuel Eliot (1975). History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Volume 1: The Battle of the Atlantic September 1939 – May 1943. Boston: Little, Brown and Company.