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WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

Alaska during the Pacific War

Kodiak, Alaska, Naval Operation Base

 

Kodiak - Cooperation.
William F. Draper #7
Oil on board; 1942
88-189-G

 

On the puddled runways at Kodiak, an Army B-26 refuels from a Navy aviation gasoline tanker. Beyond the cluster of officers quarters rises Woman's Mountain whose massive form and pelt-like surface suggests some prehistoric monster.

 

The Cement Mixing Plant and Dumper
William F. Draper #8
Oil on board; 1942
88-189-H

 

The cement plant of Sims, Drake Puget Sound Co., was employed by the Navy for construction needs before the arrival of their own construction units.

 

Blue Jackets at Play
William F. Draper #5
Oil on board; 1942
88-189-E

 


With no regard for mud and water, the pharmacist's mates takes advantage of a clear half hour during the autumn rains to play football. Beyond the fenced-in fire hydrants, other enlisted men make their way to the recreation hall. Dominating the scene is of the mist-shrouded peaks of the Aleutian Chain.

 

Radioman R.K. Mulligan, U.S.N. - Aleutians
William F. Draper #8a
Charcoal; 1942
88-189-I

 

 

 

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01 December 2001