US Navy secret Operation High Jump – Antartica

Operation High Jump – Admiral Byrd’s Fleet

Operation Highjump, the largest expedition mounted to the Antarctic, is claimed to have been sent to wipe out the Nazi presence.

Operation Highjump (OpHjp), officially titled The United States Navy Antarctic Developments Program, 1946-47, was a United States Navy operation organized by Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd in Antarctica under the command of Richard Cruzen, which was launched on 26 August 1946 and ended abruptly in late February 1947, six months earlier than planned. The massive Antarctic task force included 4,700 men, 13 ships, and multiple aircraft. The official stated claims of the operation were as follows:

to train personnel and test material in the frigid zones

to consolidate and extend American sovereignty over the largest practical area of the Antarctic continent

to determine the feasibility of establishing and maintaining bases in the Antarctic and to investigate possible base sites

to develop techniques for establishing and maintaining air bases on the ice, with particular attention to the later applicability of such techniques to operations in interior Greenland. (where, it was then believed, physical and climatic conditions resembled those in Antarctica)

to amplify existing knowledge of hydrographic, geographic, geological, meteorological and electromagnetic conditions in the area.

However, their choice of ships and fleet size is extremely suspicious. The actual fleet included the following ships:

Eastern Group

Commanded by Captain George J. Dufek

Seaplane Tender Pine Island

Tanker Canisteo

Destroyer Brownson

Western Group

Seaplane Tender Currituck

Tanker Cacapon

Destroyer Henderson

Central Group

Comms-ship Mount Olympus

Icebreaker Burton Island

Icebreaker Northwind

Supplyship Yancey

Supplyship Merrick

Submarine Sennet

The aircraft carrier USS Philippine Sea also participated, although it was not assigned to any of the groups.

Understandably the need for supply ships, seaplane tenders, ice breakers and communication ships are necessary for such an operation but the use of 2 destroyers, an aircraft carrier and a submarine is somewhat dubious if all they set out to do is carry out surveys.

Operation Highjump has become a topic among UFO conspiracy theorists, who claim it was a covert US military operation to conquer alleged secret underground Nazi facilities in Antarctica including Station 211 and capture the German Vril flying discs, or Thule mercury-powered spaceship prototypes

Many conspiracy articles and discussions examine a postwar encounter reported near a British Antarctic camp with uniformed Germans in an ice cave; this when considered in the context that several German U boats, a large amount of building supplies and German scientists identified by Operation Paperclip were still unaccounted for added credibility to the possibility of a Nazi base; and the real motivation for the subsequent operation.

An esoteric Hitlerist legend recounts that Adolf Hitler did not commit suicide in 1945, but fled to Argentina, then to an SS base under the ice in New Swabia during the early 1950s where he resumed his career as a painter. According to this account, Operation Highjump, the largest expedition mounted to the Antarctic, is claimed to have been sent to wipe out the Nazi presence.

Operation Highjump remains one of the few post war operations with documents still “classified” by the military.

Read more …

0 responses to “US Navy secret Operation High Jump – Antartica

  1. ADMIRAL RICHARD BYRD’S “OPERATION HIGH JUMP” On January of 1946 around 7:00 A.M In the darkness, aboard the USS Brownson (DD868) Naval Destroyer, we observed the following: ON THE HORIZON, A BRIGHT COLORLESS LIGHT. WE THOUGHT IT WAS ANOTHER SHIP. WE WERE BELOW ANTARTIC CIRCLE IN UNCHARTED WATERS. OUR RADAR WAS ACTIVATED TO NO AVAIL. I AND MY SHIPMATES IN THE PILOT HOUSE PORT SIDE OBSERVED FOR SEVERAL MINUTES, THE BRIGHT LIGHTS THAT ASCENDED ABOUT 45 DEGREES INTO THE SKY VERY QUICKLY. WE COULDN’T ID THE LIGHTS BECAUSE OUR RADAR WAS LIMITED TO 250 MILES IN A STRAIGHT LINE. OUR QUARTER MASTER JOHN DRISCOLL RECORDED THIS IN OUR LOG. RADIOMAN JOHN P. SZELWACH. (ON WEDDLE SEA, CHARCOT ISLAND, BELOW THE ANTARTIC CIRCLE).

  2. Dude, CAPS MUHFUKKUH! COULDN’T READ PAST YOUR CAPS! GOT AS FAR AS ADMIRAL AND YOU LOST ME!

  3. Navy protocol requires writing in all caps in official documents and logs due to the fact that there are so many different lowercase writing styles. Quote from a log would therefore be in all caps. Jus’ sayin’.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s