In 1947, Admiral Richard E. Byrd led 4,000 military troops from the U.S., Britain and Australia in an invasion of Antarctica called “Operation Highjump”, and at least one follow-up expedition.
That is fact. It is undeniable. But... the part of the story that is seldom told, at least in “official” circles, is that Byrd and his forces encountered heavy resistance to their Antarctic venture from “flying saucers” and had to call off the invasion.
This aspect of the story was pushed forward, again, a few years ago, when a retired Rear Admiral, allegedly living in Texas, who had been involved in the “invasion”, said he was “shocked” when he read material from a documentary, entitled "Rire from the Sky".
He allegedly claimed that he knew there had been “a lot of aircraft and rocket shoot-downs”, but did not realize the situation was as serious as the documentary presented it.
Operation “High Jump”, which was, basically an invasion of the Antarctic, consisted of three Naval battle groups, which departed Norfolk, VA, on 2 December 1946. They were led by Admiral Richard E. Byrd’s command ship, the ice-breaker “Northwind,” and consisted of the catapult ship “Pine Island,” the destroyer “Brownsen,” the aircraft-carrier “Phillipines Sea,” the U.S. submarine “Sennet,” two support vessels “Yankee” and “Merrick,” and two tankers “Canisted” and “Capacan,” the destroyer “Henderson” and a floatplane ship “Currituck.”
Little America II was established in 1934, some 30 feet (10 m) above the site of the original base, with some of the original base accessed via tunnel. This base was briefly set adrift in 1934, but the iceberg fused to the main glacier.
During the 1934–1935 expedition, many souvenir letters were sent from Little America, using a commemorative postage stamp issued by the U.S. government. The souvenir cancellation operations were conducted under extremely difficult conditions.
Little America established the first successful radio broadcasting from Antarctica, making regular broadcasts that could be picked up by household radio sets in the United States, more than 11,000 miles away around the Earth's curvature.
Little America III was established for the 1940–1941 season some 6 miles (10 km) to the north.
Little America IV was established in 1946–1947 as the primary camp for Operation Highjump.
Little America V was established on January 3, 1956, at Kainan
Bay, some 30 miles to the east of Little America IV, as part of
Little America V served as the American base in the South Polar
program in the International
Geophysical Year, from July 1, 1957, to December 31, 1958.
Little America V was constructed by United States Navy Seabees in the three-month window before the Antarctic winter makes construction nearly impossible. All of Little America V was constructed below the snow line in the ice, with individual living quarters, generator room, cafeteria, and with ramps leading out at one end for tracked vehicles. This type of construction meant that none of those staying in Little America V had to go outdoors in the harsh winter when going from one section to another of the Antarctic town.
The site of Little America V went to sea on Iceberg B-9 in 1987
How many expeditions? How many submarines? Hitler was seen hanging out in Argentina I guess it was so he never went there or atleast preferred topside. Hmmm, he was a 'top'.
There was one expedition in 1938/39 Built base 211 there, atop Antarctica
Rumors began to circulate that even though Germany had been defeated, a selection of military personnel and scientists had fled the fatherland as Allied troops swept across mainland Europe and established themselves at a base on Antarctica from where they continued to develop advanced aircraft based on extraterrestrial technologies.
It is interesting to note that at the end of the war the Allies
determined that there were 250,000 Germans unaccounted for, even taking
into account casualties and deaths. This would be quite a population
base for a fledgling colony, and provide the essential degree of skill,
expertise, and pure manpower for an industrial base of any sort, let
alone the production of, even by today’s standards, extremely high
In 1959, three large newspapers in Chile reported front-page articles about Unidentified Flying Object
encounters in which the crew members appeared to be German soldiers.
In the early 1960s there were reports in New York, and New Jersey, of
flying saucer ‘aliens’ who spoke German, or English with a German
In late 1947, only months after the famous Roswell Incident, then Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal sent a naval task force to Antarctic including Admiral Nimitz, Admiral Krusen and Admiral Byrd, called “Operation Highjump”. It was touted to be an expedition to find “coal deposits” and other valuable resources, but... the facts indicate otherwise... In actuality they were apparently trying to locate an immense underground base constructed by the Germans, before, during and immediately after the Second World War, with the aid of Alien Entities, which were described as “Aryans”.
This base was allegedly located in
Neuschwabenland, an area of Antarctica which Germany explored, and
claimed, before the outbreak of the Second World War... In fact,
Germany had done a very detailed study of Antarctic and were alleged
to have built a small underground base there before the War.
At this point, one must ask why, exactly, the United States, and, in fact, her allies, suspected that German activity at the pole was continuing, after the conclusion of the Second World War... The answer, quite honestly, has nothing at all to do with Unidentified Flying Objects... That part of the story came to light from a completely different set of sources...
The fact is that there was plenty of evidence, at the time, to indicate that as late as 1947, elements of the Kriegsmarine, or German Navy, were still very much active in the South Atlantic, operating either out of South America, or some base, previously unsuspected, in the Antarctic. Many stories were circulating at the time...
One of which even has a German U-boat
stopping an Icelandic whaler named Juliana in Antarctic waters, in
1947 and insisting that its captain, named Hekla, sell the U-boat
crew supplies from her available stores. In exchange for the
supplies (which had been paid for in U.S. dollars, along with a ten
dollar bonus to each member of Juliana’s crew... ) the U-boat
commander told the whaler where a large school of whales were to be
found. Hekla and his crew later found the whales in the exact
position claimed by the U-boat commander.
The presence of such boats, all late construction Type XXI and Type XXIII U-Boats, with the “snorkel” that allowed them to make the entire passage from Germany submerged... was no secret.
Many were thought to be operating out of Argentina, possibly under the Argentine flag, but crewed by German crew.
The fact that in the dying moments of the Second World War, ten U-Boats, based in Oslofjord, Hamburg and Flensburg, were made available to transport several hundred German officers and officials to Argentina to found a new Reich is widely accepted. These officers, mostly involved in “secret” projects, and many of whom were members of the SS and Kriegsmarine, itself, sought to escape the “vengeance” of the Allies, and continue their work, abroad.
The U-boats were filled with their luggage, documents and, more than likely, gold bullion, to finance their efforts. All the U-boats departed their home ports between 3 and 8 May 1945. They were to proceed to Argentina where they would be welcomed by the friendly regime of Juan Peron and his charismatic wife Eva Peron. Seven of the ten of the U-Boats, based on the German/Danish border, set off for Argentina through the Kattegat and Skagerrak. None were ever seen again... “officially”.
It has been, however, documented that three of the boats did, in fact, arrive in Argentina... These were U-530, U-977 and U-1238. U-530 and U-977 surrendered to the Argentine Navy at Mar del Plata in early July and August, 1945... U-1238 was scuttled, by her crew, in the waters of San Matias Gulf, off Northern Patagonia.
Seven boats are as yet unaccounted
for... and... Kriegsmarine archives, recently discovered, indicate
that a total of more than forty boats are completely unaccounted
for... all of which were late construction, state-of-the-art craft,
and could have made either Argentina or Antarctica, completely
submerged... and completely unnoticed by existing “allied”
technology of the time... for the entire duration of their crossing.
The question arises, of course, why these men would make such a perilous crossing. It must surely be seen as a act of either desperation or fanaticism, or both... and such men as crewed U-Boats were neither. Nor, were the scientists and military officers who were their passengers. The fact is, it would seem that most of those who fled the ruin of Germany to the far South, were scientists and engineers, and their dedication sprang from the project on which they were working.
Although Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, on 8 May 1945, events after that date suggested something was happening that did not form a part of recognized world history. Something fueled by a statement made by German Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz...
Dönitz (16 September 1891 b 24 December 1980) had become Commander of the German Kriegsmarine (Navy), on 31 January 1943 and he led the German U-Boat fleet until the end of the Second World War. He also has the distinction of briefly becoming head of the German state for 20 days after Hitler’s death until his own capture by the Allies on 23 May 1945. His contribution to the mystery of post-war Antarctic activity came in a statement he made in 1943 when he declared that a substantial portion of the German submarine fleet had rebuilt “in another part of the world a Shangri-La land... an impregnable fortress.”Hundreds of thousands of Germans and a minimum of forty (40) U-boats were missing at the end of the war. Documentation and eyewitness accounts prove that at least a portion of these craft made it as far as South America, in some cases, several months after the end of the war in Europe.
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