National Geographic : 1946 Oct
T, oJ si o Mys 0 Xe sads ' Chelyuskin Ura -CTI "OCEA/N my \ o i North -°" Pole S0 oo \\ rsand s ,/eo , a sg sorc Pj ey Iha st ,a c o t rinsbor ".- Suk~kertopper ta odo . . :Ma rra • trsa -- , -h ab 9 " ansso Kap arVeKap o GooseBay 0 Quebeo t epea \ \ JohX' .. I . i CapeBreton Island F " OStoje I\ G\dhavn -. an e o 5 Greenland Gave Vital Weather Data and an Aircraft Way Stop to the Atlantic War United States forces, put ashore in 1941 and 1942 on the ice-capped island bigger than Mexico, averted ambitious German plans to establish an extensive chain of weather stations and airbases (page 461). Interest of the U. S . Army and Navy in problems of Arctic warfare is increasing. Greenland, like other northern lands in our hemisphere, looms ever larger in strategic plans for high-latitude defense. ain 4 A15 - Goose Bay in our hemisphere, looms ever larger in strategic plans for high-latitude defense.