Operation Highjump Essay

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It is known that the Nazi U 977 and the 530 submarines went aground in Argentina after carrying supplies to the Antarctic a few weeks after the end of the war. They also allegedly supplied ships operating out of neutral Spain carrying hundreds of Germans to Antarctica and South America. The Byrd Expedition from 1928-1930 was the first Antarctica expedition since 1840. Nazi ships were reported headed South at the end of the war and the Secretary of State, Secretary of War, and the Secretary of the Navy on August 7, 1946 approved Operation Highjump. The memorandum prepared for the meeting stated that “Navy proposed to send an expedition to the Antarctic early in 1947. The purpose of this expedition included: training personnel, testing material,…show more content…
He recorded in his diary the following: “1000 Hours…We are crossing over the small mountain range and we are still proceeding northward as best as can be ascertained. Beyond the mountain range is what appears to be a valley with a small river or stream running through the center portion. There should be no green valley below! Something is definitely wrong and abnormal here! We should be over ice and snow! To the portside are great forests growing on the mountain slopes. Our navigation instruments are still spinning, the gyroscope is oscillating back and forth!” Although not released, an alien intelligence was allegedly…show more content…
On the way, they encountered a mysterious UFO force that attacked the military expedition destroying several ships and a significant number of planes. Operation Highjump suffered “many casualties” stated in initial press reports from Chile. The Navy officially listed four men were killed and many injured during the two month operation. The reports claimed that a disc shaped craft came out of the sea through the ice attacking ships and aircraft. “A brief blip of this was allegedly caught on film.” Official Navy photos show a crashed PBM aircraft stating this aircraft, with the call-sign of ‘George 1’ mysteriously blew

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