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Operation High Jump- What Was Happening In Antarctica in 1946-1947?

Operation High Jump- What Was Happening In Antarctica in 1946-1947?

Operation Highjump, officially titled The United States Navy Antarctic Developments Program, 1946-1947, was a United States Navy operation organized by RADM Richard E. Byrd Jr. USN, (Ret), Officer in Charge, Task Force 68, and led by RADM Richard H. Cruzen, USN, Commanding Officer, Task Force 68. Operation Highjump commenced 26 August 1946 and ended in late February 1947. Task Force 68 included 4,700 men, 13 ships, and multiple aircraft. The primary mission of Operation Highjump was to establish the Antarctic research base Little America IV or was it?  You decide!

Take you students and divide them into two groups.  One group investigating the official version of what happened on this mission and one group investigate the unofficial version of what happened.  Then come together and discuss the truth.  Once you have done this class and if you would like to join an International Video Conference on this same subject please contact Michael Cunningham for details. 

Official Version 


Best Documentary

Navy Documentary

Real Footage

1947 Documentary

Unofficial Version 

Russian Documentary On The Subject


Navy Officer

Evidence Obtained

German Movements

Large Naval Loss

Seven Secrets

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