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The United States Coast Guard Greenland Patrol

 
 
The United States Coast Guard Greenland Patrol Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 30, 2022
1. The United States Coast Guard Greenland Patrol Marker
Inscription.  
The United States Coast Guard Greenland Patrol
World War Two 1940 – 1945
The Greenland Patrol was the longest continuous operation of military forces of the United States during World War Two
Task force 24.8
Dedication from “Ice Brothers” – Sloan Wilson To the men of the Greenland Patrol “Forgotten now and little honored then, but still they’ll never have to wonder if they’re men.”
COMGREPAT
Argentia, Newfoundland – Bluie West One, Narsarssuak, Greenland
RAdm Edward H. Smith USCG – Radm Earl G. Rose USCG
Coast Guard Ships
USS Active WSC-125 · USS Aivik WYP-16 · USS Aklak WYP-168 · USS Alatok WYP-172 · USS Algonquin WPG-75 · USS Amarok WYP-166 · USS Arlok WYP-167 · USS Arundel WYT-90 · USS Arvek WYP-165 · USS Atak WYP-163 · USS Cactus WAGL-270 · USS Campbell WPG-32 USS Cayuga WPG-54 · USS Comanche WPG-76 · USS Duane WPG-33 · USS Eastwind WAG-279 · ★USS Escanaba sunk WPG-77 · USS Evergreen WAGL-295 · USS Faunce WSC-138 · USS Frederick Lee WSC-139 · USS General Greene WSC-140 · USS Laurel WAGL-291 · USS Manitou WYT-60 · USS Modoc WPG-46 ·
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USS Mohawk WPG-78 · USS Mojave WPG-47 · USS Nanok WYP-169 · ★★USS Natsek lost WYP-170 · USS Nogak WYP-171 · USS Northland WGP-49 · USS Northstar WGP-59 · USS Raritan WYT-93 · USS Sorrel WAGL-296 · USS Southwind WAG-280 · USS Storis WAGL-38 · USS Tahoma WPG-80 · USS Tampa WGP-48 · USS Travis WSC-153 · USS SC 527 · USS SC 528 · USS SC 688 · USS SC 689 · USS SC 704 · USS SC 705
Ships of Ocean Station Two
USS Big Horn WAO-124 · USS Manhasset WAG-276 · USS Menemsha WAG-274 · USS Monomoy WAG-275 · ★USS Muskeget sunk WAG-48 · USS Nourmahal WPG-72 · USS Sea Cloud WPG-284
US Navy Ships
USS Albatross AM-71 · USS Bear AG-29 (Ex-USCG) · USS Biscayne Bay AVP-11 · USS Bluebird AM-72 · USS Bowdoin IX-50 · USS Lapwing AVP-1 · USS Laramie AO-16
Arctic Survey and Supply Ship
Effie M. Morrissey - Captain “Bob” Bartlett

U.S. Coast Guard Air Bases
Bluie West #1- Narsarssuak-VP-6 · Argentia, Newfoundland · Grondal, Greenland
US Army
500th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
Bluie West #1 · Bluie West #7 · Bluie West #8 · Bluie East #2
Ivigtut Cryolite Mine Volunteers
1940 to 1942
From several Coast Guard units, 35 volunteers were temporarily discharged from the Coast Guard to protect this valuable mine
The
The United States Coast Guard Greenland Patrol Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 30, 2022
2. The United States Coast Guard Greenland Patrol Marker
Sledge Patrol
Patrolled to watch for enemy activity and for rescue of downed airmen. Danish and Norwegian nationals.
Greenland Shore Bases
Bluie West
BW #1 - Narsarssuak · BW #2 - Kipisako · BW #3 - Simiutak Island · LORAN - Frederiksdal · HF/DF - Gamatron Island · BW #4 - Faeringehavn · BW #5 - Godhavn · BW #6 - Thule · BW #7 - Ivigtut - Grondal · BW #8 - Sondrestrom · BW #9 - Cruncher Island
Canadian Arctic Stations
Crystal #1 Fort Chimo, Quebec · Crystal #2 Frobisher Bay · Crystal #3 Padloping Island
Bluie East
BE #1 - Torgilsbu · Comanche Bay · BE #2 - Angmagssalik · BE #3 - Scoresby Sound · BE #4 - Ella Island · BE #5 - Eskimonaes
Jan Mayen Island
HF/DF "Little Chicago"

LORAN Stations
Bonavista, Newfoundland · Battle Harbor, Labrador

★Sunk · Torpedoed
★★Iced Up · Capsized
All Hands Lost

Recognizing the assistance of Captain Donald M. Taub USCG (ret) and the Academy Class of 1956
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lost at Sea series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
 
Location. 41° 22.51′ N, 72° 6.083′ W.
Monuments near the Coast Guard Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 30, 2022
3. Monuments near the Coast Guard Memorial
Marker is in New London, Connecticut, in New London County. Memorial can be reached from Mohegan Ave. Pkwy. north of Williams Street, on the right when traveling north. Located next to the Coast Guard Memorial near the museum on the campus of the United States Coast Guard Academy. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 Mohegan Ave Pkwy, New London CT 06320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Tribute to the Officers and Enlisted Men (here, next to this marker); Coast Guard Cutter Alexander Hamilton (here, next to this marker); US Coast Guard Memorial (here, next to this marker); Well Done (here, next to this marker); The Chain (within shouting distance of this marker); USCG Mojave (W-47) (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas Munro Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Academy Plaza (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New London.
 
Also see . . .
1. Greenland Patrol (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 6, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. The United States Coast Guard Academy. (Submitted on September 6, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. United States Coast Guard Academy (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 6, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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