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Alaska during the Pacific War

Dutch Harbor, Alaska, N.A.S. - Nov. 1942

 

Dutch Harbor, Alaska
William F. Draper #10
Oil on board; 1942
88-189-K

 

The rusted and scorched hulk of the bombed barracks ship Northwestern is part of the Dutch Harbor scene as is the whirling snow shipped up by constant williwaw, the eccentric and unpredictable winds of the Aleutians. At the extreme left a cargo ship unloads at dock.

 

After The Storm - Dutch Harbor - Alaska
William F. Draper #17
Oil on board; 1942
88-189-R

 

A PBY knocked about by a three-day storm is under repair as a crane hoists a motor into position. Some of the ground crews enjoy the welcome sunshine and discuss the storm.

 

Awaiting Convoy
William F. Draper #11
Oil on board; 1942
88-189-L

 

Against the perpetually beautiful background of snow and ice and water, the grim business of war goes on. Here merchantmen and freighters await a convoy escort in the protected waters of Dutch Harbor.

 

Lieutenant Dryton Cochran USNR Captain of PC 486
William F. Draper #17e
Charcoal; 1942
88-189-W

 

 

 

 

Gaston Hensley - Lieutenant, U.S.A.
William F. Draper #17d
Charcoal; 1942
88-189-V

 

 

A pilot of a P-40, in the Aleutians.

 

Unidentified Lieutenant
William F. Draper #17f
Charcoal; 1942
88-189-X

 

 

 

 

Communications Officer of PC-486
William F. Draper #17a
Charcoal; 1942
88-189-S

 

 

 

Seaman 1/c Claude Branch, USN
William F. Draper #17b
Charcoal; 1942
88-189-T

 

 

 

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01 December 2001