Harbor Defenses of Sitka, Alaska

 

 

LOCATION : Abalone Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following 27 photos are just a few of the two hundred or so of Abalone Island and Clam Island during WWII.  I believe all the following photos are of Abalone Island, however a few of the soldiers on the beach may be from either Abalone Island or Clam Island.  All photos are from the Johnson Collection at the Isabel Miller Museum of the Sitka Historical Society.  I have written all the captions are am responsible for any errors.
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7347 - Sitka from the top of the 75 foot steel SCR-296 radar tower

 

7349 - Cutting rounds on the beach

 

 

 

 

 

7350 - Cutting rounds on the beach

 

7351 - Outside the mess hall

 

 

 

 

 

7352 - Cutting rounds on the beach

 

7355 - Sitka from the top of the 75 foot steel tower for the SCR-296 radar

 

 

 

 

 

7356 - Men working

 

7357 - A  man on the SCR-296 tower, just below the fake water tower that housed the antenna.  Note Clam Island in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

7358 - The mess hall

 

7359 - Quonset huts in the trees

 

 

 

 

 

7360 - The mess hall

 

7361 - The mess hall

 

 

 

 

 

7362 - The mess hall

 

7363 - Building a boat on Abalone Island.  Note the generator shack in the background for the SCR-296 radar.

 

 

 

 

 

7364 - On the beach in winter

 

7265 - On the beach in winter

 

 

 

 

 

7366 - On the beach in winter

 

7367 - The steel SCR-296 tower as seen from the timber B1S1 tower on Clam Island

 

 

 

 

 

7368 - On the beach in winter

 

7370 - The mess hall and another building on Abalone Island

 

 

 

 

 

7371 - A Quonset hut

 

7372 - A man on the SCR-296 tower

 

 

 

 

 

7373 - Horseplay on Abalone Island

 

7374 - A man on the SCR-296 tower

 

 

 

 

 

7375 - The wooden walkway on Abalone Island

 

7376 - One of the two generator shacks for the SCR-296 radar on Abalone Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

7377 - Another view of a generator shack on Abalone Island.

 

 

 

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