Mr. Beaujon: Some additional information. The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)published two volumes dated 1947, "Building the Navy's Bases in World War II: History of Yards and Docks and the Civil Engineers Corps," [or close to that title], which states in the second volume that Curacao had one "Camp Parera" built by the Army for the US Navy in 1942. This suggests the site had some strategic value, being early in the war. The book also says that Aruba had a small American forces naval station used for shipping control--convoys and escort vessels. This suggests it may have been part of the anti-submarine network, so radio direction finding might have figured in its mission.
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