Harbor Defenses of Sitka, Alaska

 

 

LOCATION : Harbor Mountain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All photos on this page are from the Richard Pettinger Collection at the Isabel Miller Museum in Sitka, Alaska.  Richard Pettinger served in Sitka with the 691 Sig. A.W.  He arrived in 1942 and after a year.  There are 5 pages of his photos on this site.  I have scanned the captions that he wrote for his photos. 

You can also read Richard Pettinger's letter to Sitka

 

Pettinger Page ONE

 

Pettinger Page TWO

 

Pettinger Page THREE

 

 

 

 

Pettinger Page FIVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

628 - (See caption at right)

 

628 (reverse)

 

 

 

 

 

653 - (See caption at right)

 

653 (reverse)

 

 

 

 

 

654 - Bustos feeding Snazzy

 

658 - Looking South towards Sitka from Cascade Creek

 

 

 

 

 

659 - The Kitchen

 

660 - A clearing along Halibut Point Road

 

 

 

 

 

662 - Ellerman walking up the knoll to the AAAIS station and abandoned radar site.

 

664 - A Labor Detail

 

 

 

 

 

665 - A view of the Harbor Mountain Ridge.  The AAAIS tower on top of the knoll is barely visible on the far ridge.

 

666 - Halibut Point

 

 

 

 

 

668 - McConnell on guard duty at the support camp

 

669 - The 691st Sig. A.W. practicing close order drills.

 

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