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An Airdrop of Supplies to the Expedition

An Airdrop of Supplies to the Expedition

Greenland
Sunday, March 9, 2014

The story of a Cold War U.S. Army Transportation Corps expedition across the Greenland Icecap in the spring and summer of 1952. Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, and cooperated with the U.S. Army by allowing this 800 mile journey.  The expedition was a scouting trip for a possible base on the east side of Greenland, in closer proximity to the Soviet Union.

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