Board of 'Thule Air Base Greenland' over building at Thule Air Base. C-54 Skymaster being loaded with gas, blasting powder and other supplies for Nord Station in Greenland. C-54 Skymaster takes off from Thule Air Base. View of snow covered peaks and rivers on ground. C-54 Skymaster lands at Nord Station in Greenland. Goods unloaded from the aircraft and gas pumped into tanks.
View of Radar Antenna in Sierra, Greenland. Sign board reads 'Sierra Greenland Army Weather, Upper Air Installation'. Man carrying 5 Gallon Can walks out of igloo. He breaks ice in bucket using shovel.
The exercise wind chill at Thule Air Base in Greenland. The board on the building reads 'Thule Air Base Greenland Base Operations'. View of the base operations building. The United States Air Force SA-16 Albatross aircraft stationed on the air base.
Army troops sleep, read, look through window and check guns inside C-124 Globemaster II. Radio operator sends message. Co-pilot, flight engineer and navigator in the cockpit. View of controls in the cockpit. Navigator plots courses and positions. View of engines and of the Aircraft flying over snow covered ice cap of Greenland. C-124 Globemaster II in flight. Number of C-124 Globemaster II aircraft parked on flightline at Thule Air Force Base, Greenland. Aircraft taxing to take off.
Overseas activities of U.S. Coast Guard in World War 2. View from ship bow in heavy North Atlantic seas. A map shows Greenland. U.S. Coast Guard Coast Guard Cutter in Greenland waters with mountains and snow behind. U.S. Coast Guard officers conferring with Danish Naval officer. James K. Penfield, first United States consul in Greenland, being brought ashore by U.S. Coast Guard officers. Coast Guardsmen supplying food and supplies to natives of Greenland. Views of Greenland's Cryolite mine with men rappelling down its sides. Coast Guardsmen, released from U.S. service, and employed as armed guards, by the Government of Greenland, are seen protecting the Cryolite mine. Topographic survey of Greenland being conducted by Coast Guard personnel. Coast Guard two-place Bi-wing float plane is seen at rest in harbor and then later taking off.. U.S. Coast Guardsmen install, and test fire,a 3 inch gun, to protect a Greenland harbor. Coast guardsmen capture and occupy radio stations planted by Germans in Greenland. Newspaper from December 14,1944 describes how three German Arctic expeditions were broken up by the U.S. Coast Guard. A ship is torpedoed and burns in convoy of ships in North Atlantic Captain of another ship observes through binoculars. Several crew members are rescued from a raft. Coast Guard Cutter fires depth charges. Ships fire deck guns and antiaircraft guns against enemy. Destroyer Escort Savage (DE-386) at sea, manned by U.S. Coast Guard crew.. Admiral Russell R. Waesche decorates Coast Guardsmen. Coast Guard Cutter "Hamilton", the first American warship torpedoed in the Atlantic in WWII. Commandant Russell Waesche gives a statement in Washington D.C.
United States Air Force Colonel Richard T. Herlund, base commander, speaks over microphone at Thule Air Force Base in Greenland. He introduces secretary of Air Force, Mr Talbott. Mr Talbott comes on stage and gives a brief speech to honor those serving at the base. He reads messages to the troops from President Eisenhower and introduces Arthur Godfrey and his group of entertainers.