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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