Thule Air Base

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Territory * Detachment 3: Thule Tracking Station (POGO) Thule Air Base , Greenland * Detachment 4: Hawaii Tracking Station (HULA), Kaena Point (Kaena Point Satellite Tracking Station), Hawaii *January 21, 1968 – 1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash, Greenland – Loss and partial recovery of nuclear bombs **A fire broke out in the navigator's compartment of a USAF Boeing B-52 Stratofortress B-52


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of the 55th Artillery, C.A.C. During WWI accessdate 2012-07-13 Accidents *In 1954 a Douglas C-124C Globemaster II operated by US air force crashed on approach to the air base. 10 killed.1 B-52 nuclear bomber crash On 21 January 1968, a B-52G Stratofortress from the 380th Strategic Aerospace Wing

Everett Lassen Clyde E. Lassen makes a daring rescue of downed fliers in North Vietnam. For his actions, Lassen will become the only U.S. Navy helicopter pilot to be awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War. Chinnery, Philip D., ''Vietnam: The Helicopter War'', Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 978-1-55750-875-1, p. 91. * January 21 - A United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress carrying four nuclear weapons crashes

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Wing , March AFB (March Joint Air Reserve Base), California * 509th Air Refueling Squadron, c. 17 June 1955 14 September 1955 *: Detached from 96th Bombardment Wing (96th Air Base Wing), Altus AFB (Altus Air Force Base), Oklahoma * 26th Air Refueling Squadron, 9

1955 January, 9 1959 *: Detached from 40th Air

Expeditionary Wing 40th Bombardment Wing , Smoky Hill AFB (Schilling Air Force Base), Kansas 2 Apr 1958, Detached from 100th Bomb Wing Pease AFB New Hampshire * 509th Air Refueling Squadron c. 3


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1968, the population of Thule was down to 3,370. On 21 January 1968, a B-52G bomber carrying four nuclear weapons crashed just outside Thule – see below. Thule is the location where the fastest recorded sea level surface wind speed in the world was measured when a peak speed of was recorded on 8 March 1972 prior to the instrument's destruction.

has been a source of friction between the Danish government and the Greenlandic people. Tensions mounted when, on January 21, 1968, there was a nuclear accident (1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash) — a B-52 Stratofortress carrying four hydrogen bomb (nuclear weapon)s crashed near the base, contaminating the area with radioactive debris. Although most of the contaminated ice was cleaned up, controversy currently surrounds recently declassified information indicating that one

bomber carrying four nuclear weapons '''crashed (1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash)''' onto sea ice near Thule Air Base, Greenland, causing widespread radioactive (Ionizing radiation) contamination. 1976 – The '''Concorde''' supersonic transports began scheduled commercial flights to London, Paris, Bahrain, and Rio de Janeiro. * January 18–19 (overnight) - A U.S. Navy UH-2 Seasprite (Kaman SH-2 Seasprite) piloted by Lieutenant junior grade Clyde


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; However, in 1950 Denmark did agree to allow the United States to establish the Thule Air Base, construction of which was begun in 1951 and completed in 1953, as part of a unified NATO Cold War

National Review May 7, 2001 "Let’s Buy Greenland! – A complete missile-defense plan" By John J. Miller (National Review's National Political Reporter: In 1951, the Kauffman treaty was replaced by another one. The Thule Air Base at Thule (Qaanaaq) (now Qaanaaq) in the northwest was made a permanent air force base. In 1953, some Inuit families were forced by Denmark to move from their homes to provide space for extension of the base. For this reason, the base


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. The plotters had warned TWA about bombs on four separate flights, and had demanded a $2,000,000 ransom. "Bomb tears hole in jet at airport in Las Vegas", ''Reno Evening Gazette'', March 8, 1972, p1 *The highest recorded speed for a gust of wind was measured at 207 m.p.h. during a storm at Thule Air Base in Greenland. Christopher C. Burt, ''Extreme Weather: A Guide & Record Book'' (W.W. Norton, 2007), p247 *President Nixon issued


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in the area in 1917 in connection with the purchase of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Denmark assumed control of the village in 1937. A cluster of huts known as Pituffik ("the place the dogs are tied") stood on the wide plain where the base was built in 1951. (A main base street was named Pituffik Blvd.) The affected locals moved to Thule. However, in 1953 the USAF planned to construct an air defense site near that village, and in order to prevent unhealthy contact with soldiers, the Danish government relocated “Old Thule” with about 130 inhabitants to a newly constructed, modern village Units Besides the three major commands, the Wing directs and supports Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (Cheyenne Mountain) (CMAFS); Thule Air Base (TABG), Greenland; Clear AFS (Clear Air Force Station) (CAFS), Alaska, and Cape Cod AFS (Cape Cod Air Force Station) (CCAFS), Mass. The 21st also provides community support to 302d Airlift Wing (ANG), the 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, Colo and to its neighbors in the Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, CO) area. Since January 2009, Greenland has been divided into four municipalities: Kujalleq, Qaasuitsup, Qeqqata, and Sermersooq. The large Northeast Greenland National Park is not part of any municipality (unincorporated (unincorporated area)). The Thule Air Base (Pituffik), located as an enclave within Qaasuitsup municipality, is also an unincorporated area and does not belong to any municipality.


years leading

of the bombs was not accounted for. A 1995 Danish parliamentary scandal, dubbed Thulegate (1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash#Thulegate), highlighted that nuclear weapons were routinely present in Greenland's airspace in the years leading up to the accident, and that Denmark had tacitly given the go-ahead for this activity despite its official nuclear free policy. The B-36 is an unreliable aircraft, but improvements and fixes are being worked on all the time. One problem was leakage from the fuel tanks, but a new fix is introduced to address this once and for all. On their next flight, Dutch's crew has to fly their B-36 to Thule Air Base, Greenland. The fix does not work as one of the engines bursts into flame, causing the entire left wing to catch fire. The crew is forced to abandon the aircraft over the ice and snow of Greenland before arriving at Thule. Dutch is badly injured during the following forced landing. By the end of 1957 Skysweeper battalions remained at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to protect the Soo Locks (one battalion), Savannah River Site (two), and one 90mm and two Skysweeper battalions at Thule Air Base, Greenland (all were removed by 1959). Skysweeper was found in various places until the early 1970s. Units Besides the three major commands, the Wing directs and supports Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (Cheyenne Mountain) (CMAFS); Thule Air Base (TABG), Greenland; Clear AFS (Clear Air Force Station) (CAFS), Alaska, and Cape Cod AFS (Cape Cod Air Force Station) (CCAFS), Mass. The 21st also provides community support to 302d Airlift Wing (ANG), the 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, Colo and to its neighbors in the Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, CO) area. Since January 2009, Greenland has been divided into four municipalities: Kujalleq, Qaasuitsup, Qeqqata, and Sermersooq. The large Northeast Greenland National Park is not part of any municipality (unincorporated (unincorporated area)). The Thule Air Base (Pituffik), located as an enclave within Qaasuitsup municipality, is also an unincorporated area and does not belong to any municipality.


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in the sea near Thule Air Base in Greenland. ** 21st Space Wing ** 821st Air Base Group (Thule Air Base, Greenland) * Schriever AFB (Schriever Air Force Base), Colorado * - the first portable nuclear reactor, used near Thule Air Base, Greenland for Project Iceworm from 1960 to 1966 by the Army Nuclear Power Program - see :File:PM2Anuclearpowerplant.jpg

Thule Air Base

name Thule Air Base IATA THU ICAO BGTL elevation-f 251 latd 76 latm 31 lats 52 latNS N longd 068 longm 42 longs 11 longEW W coordinates_region GL pushpin_map Greenland pushpin_mapsize 300 pushpin_label BGTL pushpin_map_caption Thule Air Base location in Greenland website www.peterson.af.mil units 821stairbase metric-rwy Y r1-number 08T 26T r1-length-m 3,047 r1-surface Asphalt thumb 1989 Aerial view (File:Thule Air Base aerial view.jpg) thumb Reconnaissance route from Thule AB to Soviet Union. (File:Reconnaissance.jpg) thumb 74th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron F-89s, Thule Air Base, Greenland, 1955 (File:74th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron F-89s Thule 1955.jpg) '''Thule Air Base''' or '''Thule Air Base Pituffik Airport''' east of the North Magnetic Pole.

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