#1. This a picture of me with my ambulance on Adak in either 1943 or 1944. We had four
ambulances and one was assigned to each one of four of us. Adak.
#2. Adak in 1943 or 1944...probably 1943 when we depended on the navy for some
supplies we could not get from the army. This is a portion of Finger Bay where the navy
was stationed. The roads were dirt. Adak.
#3. Adak, 1943. Our fleet of ambulances at the Air Base Dispensary. Note dirt roads. Our
dispensary was the Quonset dug into the ground. My ambulance is the one with the dent
in the roof. One night the wind (oh yes) lifted the three hole outhouse over the hill and
dropped it on top of the ambulance. Adak
#4. Adak,1943 looking into the inner harbor. Adak harbor was very large. I have many
stories and pictures concerning Adak as that is where I spent most of my time. I was two
or three months on Umnak, seven months on Shemya and the rest of my 28 months on
Adak except for a short stay at Elmendorf Field before going to the islands. Adak.
#5. Some idea of the weather in 1943 and how we were dug in. The hut in front was our
infirmary, the dispensary was on the right of this. You can see several of the tents in the
background that were our living quarters. Adak.
#6. Some medics and a doctor outside of the dispensary. Summer 1943, Adak.
#7. Me in 1944. Adak.
#8. John Newell and I on the walkway leading to our tents. Adak, 1944
#9. Myself (on the right) and unknown outside our tent. Adak,1944.
#10. We used this tractor to pull us up the mountain side to ski! Also used for rescue like
with the airplane crash. Adak.
#11. This is a picture of the C-47 that crashed on the mountain between the runways. We
had to go up there twice...once at night in a blizzard to examine the area and the next day
to bring down the remains...which were few. Adak.
#12. This was the living area for the Air Base Dispensary medics in 1943. Even though
these were dug into the hillside, the good old wind removed some of them! Adak.
#13. Our CO was real smart, having these tents placed in a flat area. When the snow
would melt, we'd be surrounded by water! Adak.
#14. Apicture of the staging area in 1943 Adak.
#15. Part of the area where the Air Force was camped in 1943.