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 FOUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

670 - (See caption at right)

 

670 (reverse)

 

 

 

 

 

672 - Rich at the entrance to the support camp.  This photo is taken later in 1942 after the construction of the chain link fence.

 

674 - Building the road up the mountain.

 

 

 

 

 

676 - A clearing for the road construction.

 

677 - A truck next to the radar site on top of the ridge.  Note the chains on the tires.

 

 

 

 

 

678 - The knoll to the south of the radar site where the AAAIS station was.

 

679 - Fishing at Halibut Point

 

 

 

 

 

680 - The dock where the military boats to Japonski Island docked.

 

683 - Feruson and Nelson in from of a Quonset hut and some tents in the support camp.

 

 

 

 

 

682 - (See caption at right)

 

682 (reverse)

 

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