|NSGA Cape Chiniak, Kodiak, Alaska .. Feb 1955 - Feb 1956|
|Photos/Narrative from Jerry Argo|
|Please scroll-down for Page #2 of the collection.|
Click-on each small photo to enlarge.
I became well acquainted with the transmitter room, very hot as those were the days of the vacuum tube, as I|
had to scrub the dingy walls on work detail while waiting for flight off the Island February 1956. Flight was
scheduled, then cancelled at end of the day as winter storm produced winds of 100mph cross-runway. Turned in
for the night, then rolled out about 2400 as storm had abated. Scary taking off as the runway was short and
deadended at ocean.
Early 1955 crew.
Argo ? ? ? ? ? Gotte ? ? ? Mitchell
Finegan ? ? ? ? ? ?
? ? Davis ? ? ?
|Kopitsch, ?, ?, Ford, Jim Stadt|
|Late 1955 crew.|
We were well fed by the two cooks on station. Several of the guys would keep an eye on the 30-cup coffeepot as|
Cook "X" loved strong, with the emphasis on STRONG coffee. We would make it before he could get to it, as
his brew was undrinkable. Do not know if he ever figured out what we were doing.
|D. R. Davis CS1||Cook "X" - middle|
The wooded area had many Quonset huts left from WWII (Roosevelt Memorial war). Work details during|
summer months helped in the clean up.
|Fish smoke house||WWII surplus still in use|
|Many WWII coastal fortifications remained||
Gotte ? ? Bonner
Many of the WWII coastal fortifications and underground bunkers, some three levels, remained. Gun mounts|
were all destroyed as evidenced by the photos. Smaller bunkers that housed rail-mounted guns were in evidence
Gotte suffered an appendicitis attack and had to be air lifted by helicopter to the main naval station for
Small islands to left (in the long coastal view) were seal and sea lion sunning spots. H. M. Biscoe purchased
I caught grief over the result photo as someone posted it on the bulletin board as an advertisement for|
"Charles Atlas" program.