In Narsarsuaq in 1943

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Date of Game 1943
Location Narsarsuaq, Greenland

US troops were stationed in Greenland during World War II, and while there played baseball. The Portland Oregonian, May 21, 1943, under the headline "Plane Lands, Baseball Game Starts," interviews Frank J. Taylor, a crew member of a Catalina navy patrol plane flying the chilly north Atlantic waters. Taylor says the 10-man crew play baseball wherever the plane lands. "We play regularly in Iceland and even in Greenland, and what a cold place that is!"

From the date and the context, the Greenland landing station was probably Bluie West One, at Narsarsuaq on the southern tip of Greenland.


Portland Oregonian, May 21, 1943.

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Found by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Greenland


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