A highly controversial German documentary: UFO – Technology Secrets and the Third Reich. suggests at the end of the hour-long film,
- that the real reason for the expedition was to seek out a secret German UFO station
- still operating in the Antarctic.
Admiral Byrd in an interview with Lee van Atta of International News Service aboard the expeditions command ship, the USS Mount Olympus, discussed the lessons learned from the operation.
The interview appeared in the Wednesday, March 5, 1947 edition of the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio, and read in part as follows:
The admiral explained that he was not trying to scare anyone, but the cruel reality is that in case of a new war, the United States could be attacked by planes flying over one or both poles.
This statement was made as part of a recapitulation of his own polar experience, in an exclusive interview with International News Service.
Talking about the recently completed expedition,
Byrd said that the most important result of his observations and discoveries is the potential effect that they have in relation to the security of the United States.