ARCHIVED ATTU GUESTBOOK RECORDS AS OF
16 Sep 1998 - 27 August 2000


Total: 142 guests
Name: Kevin A. Choy
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: MANITOBA, CANADA
Time: 2000-08-27 21:37:27
Comments: My friend, "Major" Art Fanning flew with 11th Air Force 343 Fighter Group 18th Fighter Squadron in the Aleutians during WWII. Art flew the P-40 Warhawk and later was a test pilot for the whole series. He is a great inspiration to my own piloting. He passed away in 1998 and left me with his photos and a book entitled "One Step to Tokyo" about the Aleutians during WWII. Thank you for a great site, and please respond if anyone would like to hear Art's stories he left with me. Thanks! Kevin A. Choy Manitoba, Canada c177b@mts.net
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Name: David J. Nowlin
Website:
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From: Livonia, Michigan
Time: 2000-08-24 16:23:33
Comments: I found your site through Russ Marvin's web site. My father, Samuel M. Nowlin Jr. was stationed on Attu for quite some time during WW-II. I have heard stories about the place all my life, as he never gets tired of talking about it. Until now I was never able to find much information about Attu during WW-II. My father was in Anti-Aircraft Artillery in the U.S. Army. Dave
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Name: joshua medsker
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Anchorage
Time: 2000-08-19 11:27:22
Comments: hello! my name is joshua medsker. I am a journalist living in anchorage. i am wondering, is it possible for a civilian (like myself) to visit attu island? thanks! -josh medsker capnkaos@hotmail.com
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Name: Marsha A. Adams
Website:
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From: Arkansas
Time: 2000-07-27 08:57:21
Comments: I would like anyone to contact me......my great uncle was stationed in Dutch Harbor Alaska....have his personal papers......including mail...which was held by gov....for 5 years.....His name was Jim Tom Richardson......this was my grandmother's only brother....anything.....would help.....please contact me at marsha.....042854@bscn.com
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Name: Leo S. Glende
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Chandler, Arizona
Time: 2000-07-23 08:37:48
Comments: We had a XMAS show with Jerry Colona, Martha O'Driscoll. Vivian Blaine, Bob Hope was supposed to come but it was about the time of the re-take of Kiska, which turned out to be a fiasco. Let me hear from one and all, especially Navy and SeaBees. Attu, Alaska Jul-43 to Dec 44
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Name: Fred Phillips
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Savanna,IL
Time: 2000-07-18 02:37:28
Comments: My father served aboard the U.U.S. Williamson during the invasion of Attu. I am looking for anyone that served aboard the Williamson on May 15, 1943. Please e-mail my address. It could mean a Purple Heart for dad.
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Name: Kevin Mooren
Website:
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From: Cleveland Ohio
Time: 2000-07-14 12:01:46
Comments: My father served in Alaska during the war he was with the 410th Engineer Combat Battalion Company C. My father passed away a few years ago and he never talked about his time in the military. I can find no information about the 410th. I have my dads discharge papers stating the battles and campaigns and it states Aleutian Islands GO 33 WD 45. If any one could help with this I would appreciate it. And thank you to all our veterans .
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Name: william h. greene
Website: w0gvt
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: In mtns. west of Denver
Time: 2000-07-10 02:19:30
Comments: Landed on Attu on Dec. of 1943 and left on May of 1945. Was in the 68th and 138th Navy C.B's. Worked on power poles. Any person in Colo. that desire to get together, call 303 697 8571 bill Thanks George and bride...
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Name: Bill Mondy
Website: Ourfamily.com
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From: Florida
Time: 2000-06-29 14:19:40
Comments: What a great group of guys
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Name: HOWARD MENDELSOHN
Website:
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From: BAYSIDE NY
Time: 2000-06-28 03:45:50
Comments: SERVED IN FAW4 1943-1944,AS AN AMM2C I WORKED ON THE PBYS AND OS2US. I MADE MANY FLIGHTS ON THE PBYS AS A FLT. ENG., I SPENT MANY WEEKS SERVING ON THE DE-S USS DONIFF AND USS ENGSTROM.
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Name: Paul T. Jakubec
Website:
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From: Youngstown, Ohio
Time: 2000-06-23 01:27:48
Comments: My father Paul (Technical Sergeant) was a Cryptographic Technician with the 11th Army air force. He was in Alaska for three years from 42 through 19/45. He has the original translation of the diary as he de-coded it from G-2. It's on Onion paper as he typed it. He also has other dairys and letters they decoded. He is now 79 years old and lives with us.
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Name: bob magee
Website:
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From: santa barbara, calif.
Time: 2000-06-23 00:30:59
Comments: served with the 68th Seabee Bat from July l943 to November l944. Company C provided all the rock for the Navy airstrip, Remained on the island an additional 4 months to lengthen strip for B-29s
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Name: Ted Mar
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Davis, CA
Time: 2000-06-20 01:54:49
Comments: My Godfather, Joe Arenas, served on Attu during WWII. When I told him I had orders to Alaska, he said at least I wouldn't be on Attu!!! I told him that's where I'm going...and he told me he was sorry for me. I was the LORAN A/C Station C.O. during 1978-1979. Nice website.
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Name: Doug Sutton
Website:
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From: Jefferson City, Missouri
Time: 2000-06-19 20:53:57
Comments: My father, who passed away a couple of weeks ago, was a veteran of Attu, and the Aleutian Campaign. Though the experience and memories were far from pleasant, it was an important portion of his life. Kudos for making this information available. Doug Sutton
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Name: Jerry C Wise
Website:
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From: Clovis California
Time: 2000-06-14 05:23:25
Comments: I was stationed on Attu Island for one year-1964 and 1965. At that time we had 33 personnel and 3 dogs. We were a Loran station C, boy those were the days, I was 19 years old and had to spend one year isolated duty there. This was the year the Japanese Government and private Japanese Citizens came back to Attu and gave their dead soldiers a proper burial, never forget eating whale blubber and drinking rice wine with these folks. I cant remember the CO'S name really don't want to, he was a snot nosed LT. I think, anyways I do remember one of the dogs name was Brown Dog old matted loveable dog. Reeves Aleutian flew most of the supplies in, I remember one of the Pilots name was Kelly, he would fly in almost any weather or anywhere, I think he was one of the founders of Reeves Aleutian. Enough of my rambling, just glad there is someone keeping Attu's memories alive Jerry C. Wise
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Name: Don Keith
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Brevard, North Carolina
Time: 2000-06-09 06:16:14
Comments: After retiring due to MS, decided to finally put all my Attu stuff together with my son and write about my father who was KIA on Attu on May 29, 1943, three months before I was born. As a sole surviving son i was exempt from Viet Nam which probably saved me from an early attack of Multiple Sclerosis among other dangers. It took the civilian drs over two decades to decide what it really was. Thank you for providing this site for those of us who lost family on those cold islands. I had seen a few things on the web but nothing as comprehensive as your efforts. Through the years some people made me feel preoccupied with Attu but after reading your site and other histo ry I know why we are drawn to it. All I have to show for a father is a flag and his medals and citations and article s/ Won an award for writing as a teen. He deserves the effort Wish I had Known about reunion. Is there another one scheduled? Thanks again for your dedication! Don Keith
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Name: James Smith
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Springfield MO
Time: 2000-06-02 02:46:46
Comments: Looking for any information about time spent on Samar Philippines in 1945-46 with the Seabees. I believe the division was the 61st .I am searching for the name of the ship that transported us to Samar,I believe it had once been the Southern Cross- or had something to do with Admiral R. Byrd. Also, I'm looking for an old friend, William Deckelman. Thanks
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Name: Vincent Kotouch
Website: outpost on Attu
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: 435Eldersville Rd.Burgettstown Pa.15021
Time: 2000-06-01 19:27:41
Comments: I have alot of photos of Attu right after the battle. I have a picture of the wilawaw movie theatre and soldiers being laid to rest at little falls cemetary and many others.I served there May 1943 till the last of 1944.
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Name: Mark Perehinec
Website:
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From: Cresson, PA
Time: 2000-05-26 17:34:35
Comments: I teach US History and just recieved COLLIER'S PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF WWII copyrighted in 1945. I was reading the first part which is a chronology of the war. It said that in June of' '42 the Japanese landed on Attu, Agatta, and Kiska. I thought I'd just search around and see what I could find!! Mark
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Name: George Stafford
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Scottsdale Arizona
Time: 2000-05-25 06:33:15
Comments: Need help for any info on aircraft which crashed Attu 1945. Pilot, Tex Wren Logan. His grandchildren would appreciate it! Thanks
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Name: Karen
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Oregon
Time: 2000-05-23 01:51:51
Comments: I'm glad someone is doing something to try to track fome of the vets from Attu. Thanks
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Name: Linda Miller Wilson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Arkansas
Time: 2000-05-16 03:28:50
Comments: My father, Glenn Miller,was with the Arkansas 206th served at Dutch Harbor during WWII. He has been dead for 27 years, and I wish that I had talked to him more about that experience. I have a few pictures, unidentified, that I would love to share with those interested. I would particularly like to correspond with anyone at Dutch Harbor at that time. Linda M. Wilson
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Name: Shirley Walker
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Mission, B.C., Canada
Time: 2000-05-05 00:16:10
Comments: I have been researching the Aleutian War My uncle fought in the Aleutians with the Royal Canadian Air Force, attached to the 11Th US Air Force. They mainly were involved with Bombing Kisa, and Attu whenever flying conditions permitted. They flew from Adak and Amchitka He was awarded the American Air Medal in September 43.
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Name: Walter H. Knight
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Tennessee/Michigan
Time: 2000-04-29 01:53:48
Comments: Worked in the Quonset Hut P.X. on Alexia Pt. Attu Is. from Sept 1944 to April 1945. Would enjoy hearing from anyone who was in the area at this time.
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Name: Barry Deiter
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: ft walton beach fl
Time: 2000-04-25 04:34:25
Comments: Happy to find your site I was stationed on attu 1984-85 with the us coast guard and still have wonderful memories of the untouched history still on the island thanks for taking me back nice job Barry
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Name: Elizabeth Hoskins
Website: n/a
Referred by: AOL
From: Gulfport, Mississippi
Time: 2000-04-24 17:00:53
Comments: My dad served in WW2 in a 'scout' company. Using the term loosely.....He was one of Captain Willoughby's men, the team was used to draw fire from the Japanese while US troops enter from the other side of the island. Out of time, but will return later with more information.
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Name: Tom Sears
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Texas
Time: 2000-04-21 22:06:04
Comments: Great site, keep up the good work. Hey, what about that new Attu patch?!
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Name: Robert Watson
Website:
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From: Akron, IA
Time: 2000-04-20 03:21:00
Comments: My father was killed at Attu 29 May, 1943. he was an Army cook with Co. K or Co I. I have been researching the battle and will gladly communicate with other with similar interest.
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Name: K Graham
Website:
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Time: 2000-04-17 17:33:28
Comments: My father, John Graham, was in the 7th Calvary Recon, 7th Division during the invasion of Attu. He'd be interested in hearing from others who also served. He landed at Beach Rainbow near Alexei Point.
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Name: Christie
Website:
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From: New Jersey, USA
Time: 2000-04-15 15:26:41
Comments: This web page is great! I was just assigned a lengthy report on Attu, a place I don't have the slightest idea about, and this page should help me get the info I'll need! Thanks!
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Name: James E. Hill
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Kentucky
Time: 2000-04-04 14:07:14
Comments: My father, James Hill fought at Attu. We recently found an Attu battle map in an old chest and I am looking for more information on the battle.
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Name: Terry (Mac) McDaniel, AM 1c, USN
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Clayton, Ca.
Time: 2000-04-02 21:39:00
Comments: I was attached to the Assembly & Repair Dept. NAS, Attu from Jan 1944 to July 13, 1945. Rated Aviation Metalsmith 1/c and did the metalwork necessary to installing electronic gear. Our group of metalsmiths and Mechanics lived in hut #52 just above the taxi way from our repair hanger (at the base of the control tower. Would appreciate hearing from all those who worked in the A&R. TMMc
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Name: Henry Brown
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Madill Oklahoma
Time: 2000-03-29 00:48:07
Comments: let me hear from anybody that remembers me,Cdr. Reed was c.o. he was from tulsa OK
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Name: Robert Farmer
Website:
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From: Everett, WA
Time: 2000-03-22 03:03:22
Comments: I was on board Lorsta Attu from 12/86 through 7/87. I broke my leg while decending Mt. Terrible and had to be carried down by some great crewmates. I hope all are doing well. Alf
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Name: Kirk Dahlstrom
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Minnesota
Time: 2000-03-08 08:09:47
Comments: We would love to get any additional info re:Col Cassner or Col Logge who were in charge of the scouts initially dropped on the island for recon.-known as "Cassners Cutthroats" One source we've found is "Alaska Cavalcade" copyright 12-1943 by Alaska Life Publishing Co. Author-Dean F. Sherman? My father was one of the surving scouts(slightly wounded by gunfire-possibly friendly) -only 20 or so of 100+? Any help/suggestions?
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Name: Art Pruzynski
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: San Jose, California
Time: 2000-03-08 00:18:42
Comments: I served on USCG LORSTA Attu from 8/67-8/68. It is one of my most unforgettable experiences. I happen to work for a U.S.-based Japanese company now, and one of my cohorts told me that his father was fortunate enough to leave Attu just prior to the American invasion. What a difference 55 years makes, but I'll bet not much has changed on Attu, or at least I hope not.
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Name: Ernest W. Harford
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Gibsonia, PA 15044
Time: 2000-03-05 03:18:48
Comments: Your Web Site is fantastic, I was on Attu from Feb. 1944 until Dec. 1945. Through this site, I was able to contact a fellow, we were very good friends and it made the stay on that hell hole a lot easier. I contacted him and he got back to me with a vidio that he took on a recent visit to Attu. Tha was th first I heard that they had tours to view the birds, the island itself was for the birds. Very interesting web site and will check it out occasionally. Thanks Again ERNIE
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Name: DavidDudley
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Indiana
Time: 2000-03-04 04:36:13
Comments: Just trying to find some info concerning my Uncle Olen Dudley who served in the Aleutian Islands during WW11. Not really shure or with what unit. Know he was there. thanks
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Name: Forrest (Sonny) Ashcraft
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Chandler, Arizona
Time: 2000-03-02 00:13:09
Comments: I am trying to help my father find his Captain from his days on Attu during WW Two, approx 1943 to 1945, they were in the 397th Base headquarters and Base Squadron. His Captains name was Captain George Metzger, he arrived on Attu as a 1st Lt and was promoted to Captain while there, possibly Mr. Metzger was wounded on New Guinea before arriving on Attu, also possibly was from Des Moines, Iowa. My father has not joined the computer world, so if any of you know my father Forrest Ashcraft Sr. from your days on Attu together contact me and I will let him know, any one knows of his Captain George Metzger let me know any information so i can pass it along,. Thanks Forrest Jr
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Name: Lee Krimm
Website:
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From: West Hills, CA
Time: 2000-03-01 00:34:38
Comments: My father was stationed on Attu from late 1946 to late 1947. My mother, two sisters, and I joined him on Attu as Army dependents from February 1947 to about October 1947. We were transported to the island on the USS Thistle and were returned to the mainland on, I believe, the USS Mower when the Army "deactivated' their role on the island. I have fond memories of my time there (I celebrated my twelfth birthday while on the island and there were so few children that there was no school). One memory was when General Eisenhower was to visit the island but his pilot did a "fly-by" when he decided that Ike was too valuable to risk with a landing on the airfield which paralled a mountain and had a mountain at the end of the runway.
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Name: Jon Thackerson
Website:
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From: Texas
Time: 2000-02-28 01:11:16
Comments: Would like to hear from anyone on the Attu subject. I have been interested in this are of operation for a long time. My Uncle served with the 4th inf. reg. Pvt. Charlie E. Harris Bronze Star--Attu, 4th Inf Reg.
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Name: robert allingham
Website:
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From: long island new york
Time: 2000-02-25 06:05:06
Comments: my father was stationed on attu from 5/44 to 4/45 his name was ernie allingham and went by the nickname lefty. we have many pictures from his stay. he had a friend by the name of frenchy and he was in the seabees. i would like to hear from anyone that remembers him. thanks for reading this and for everything you guys went through, not just attu but all over the globe as well. very truly yours robert allingham
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Name: Edwin A. Simpson
Website:
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From: San Jose , CA
Time: 2000-02-16 04:16:02
Comments: Captain Edwin Simpson served with the 159th Infantry Division, and is currently living in Aptos, California.
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Name: Frank Hudson P/O USNR FPO ATTU
Website: BOSTON BOY
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From: BOSTON,MA
Time: 2000-02-05 02:55:59
Comments: I WAS ON ATTU 1943-1944. ON KODIAK ISLAND ALSO. THE EMAIL ADDRESS IS MY SON IN SAN FRANCISCO SO CONTACT HIM PLEASE. LIVE IN MEDFORD MA A SUBURB OF BOSTON. AM IN TOUCH WITH SOME OF THE "OLD GANG"BUT WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY GUYS WHO ARE OR WERE THERE. WENT TO KODIAK 20 YRS AGO WITH MY WIFE (NOW DECEASED) AND HAD A GREAT TIME. CONTACT ME AT MY SON'S EMAIL.
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Name: Scooter Hill
Website:
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From: Branson, mo
Time: 2000-02-01 04:47:29
Comments: Great Site. My Uncle, Norris Harding, was in The Battle of Attu. He was a Scout but I don't know which unit he was in. I do know he landed from a submarine and his feet eventually froze from getting wet. He was Airvact out and spent the rest of the war as a prison guard.
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Name: Karen Konsdorf-Stephens
Website:
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From: Elk Grove, Ca.
Time: 2000-01-22 20:28:04
Comments: My father was in the Aleutians. He was in the service from June 26, 1941-Oct.12, 1945. I'm not sure where he was stationed but he was with the 607th Bomb Sqd.Possibly with the 399th Bombardment Group I have about 90 pictures that he tooked while he was there. I have a picture of a leprechaun shooting an arrow (it look like). Any info. would be helpful. GOD BLESS !!!!!!!
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Name: Verner Wilson
Website:
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From: Dillingham, Alaska
Time: 2000-01-11 07:25:52
Comments: I've been interested in the Aleutian Islands for a couple of months. Other kids in my class think I am weird, but I would wanna go there someday. I like there pictures alot. I'd wanna build a town on Attu Island. That would be cool. I understand it is very stormy. But it would be cool to make a memoriable sight on the island for the veterans. Also, is there a permanent population there? If you know, e-mail me with other information on the island.
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Name: Ernest W. Harford
Website:
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From: Gibsonia, PA 15044
Time: 2000-01-08 04:52:56
Comments: I was stationed on ATTU fro Feb. 1944 to Dec. 1945. I was in the 42nd Coast Artillery, stationed on Massacre Bay, at a base end lookout for enemy ballons, ships and aircraft. Our outfit had 155 MM"s
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Name: Robert Kline
Website:
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From: Dayton Ohio USA
Time: 2000-01-07 03:51:43
Comments: Ii walked met an old acquaintance at the mall where we were walking for excercise. He told me that he didn't have much use for a computer. After telling him what a tremendous amount of information is available on the web, he told me that there wasn't hardly a mention Attu on the web. WOW, did I prove him wrong this morning. I gave him an index of articles about Attu. He was overjoyed to receive that. I am now printing him the Attu list of veterans. BTW His name is Paul Little he was a Captain in the Army and he was at Attu around 1943 during the battles with the Japanese.
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Name: Ed Dickinson
Website:
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From: Roch.NY now east texas
Time: 2000-01-03 17:22:19
Comments: 49th F.A.Bn.7th Div.Attu,Kwaj.Leyte.Okinawa.Recalled for Korean war.Captain div. arty liaison officer with Turkish Arty Bn.attached to 25th Div.PH,2 Bz stars.Still here and met Japanese doctors daughter on Attu-reunion 1993.still corresoond with her.Helped get her fathers bible back to her after 50 years.
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Name: Data Village
Website: Random Links for 2500 Subjects
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Time: 1999-12-30 01:35:04
Comments: For another great site, click our website above
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Name: Bob Mann
Website:
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From: Idaho
Time: 1999-12-27 21:59:56
Comments: Great. I would really like to visit Attu as my dad fought there in 1943.
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Name: Eddie Smith
Website:
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From: Eagle Creek,Oregon
Time: 1999-12-27 04:13:44
Comments: George Keep doing what your doing I enjoy every up date. Hope youu had a very wonderful Cristmas. Eddie
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Name: Eddie Smith
Website:
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From: Eagle Creek,Oregon
Time: 1999-12-27 04:13:41
Comments: George Keep doing what your doing I enjoy every up date. Hope youu had a very wonderful Cristmas. Eddie
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Name: Erwin Greene
Website:
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From: Currentl Living in Australia
Time: 1999-12-19 08:07:19
Comments: I have often wanted to learn more about the Battle of Attu. I thank you for this information and opportunity to learn more about the Battle of Attu.
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Name: Oscar Olson
Website:
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From: Minot, ND------ Mesa, Az. 85208
Time: 1999-12-03 18:25:38
Comments: I would like to have some correspondence from anyone that was on the island of Attu from May, l943 to August l945. I was in the 50th Combat Engineer's. Telephone number in Mesa is 480-984-2661 Minot phone number is 701-839-5753 from May to October and the rest of the year in Mesa.
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Name: Eleanor Norris
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Atka, Alaska
Time: 1999-11-29 21:38:13
Comments: I am the daughter of Pariscovia Wright, who was a survior of the invasion. She didn't like to talk about to me but did to my daughter Dionne Norris. I am gald to see this web page and hope to have more to contribue in the furture.
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Name: Quintin Kochutin
Website:
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From: St. Paul Is. AK The Pribilofs
Time: 1999-11-19 19:50:01
Comments: I really liked your web site I found it very interesting to look at becuase I am an Aleut native and when I try and look for stuff dealing with the aleutians it is very hard to find, but the best thing I thought was that all the information that you guys had came up with because there is no place on the that has that kind of information.
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Name: Samantha Zacharof
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: St. Paul Island, Alaska
Time: 1999-11-18 19:53:56
Comments: Cool web site!!!!
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Name: Yvonne Zacharof
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: St. Paul Island, Alaska
Time: 1999-11-18 19:50:18
Comments: I enjoyed viewing your website it was very intense reading the articles and this site was assigned as a class assignment for my Alaska History Class. Great JOB.
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Name: Rob Shively
Website: Pribilof School District
Referred by: Net Search
From: Saint Paul Island, Alaska
Time: 1999-11-17 03:03:43
Comments: Thanks for the great web site! My Alaska History students here on Saint Paul learned a lot from it!
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Name: John R. Cunningham
Website:
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From: Oakland, NJ
Time: 1999-11-16 22:20:48
Comments: I arrived with the 279th Coast Artillery Battalion on Attu right after the Battle of Attu ended in 1943. I was the search light officer who was responsible for setting search lights up on Shemya. I remained there until the end of the war. Because of the many points I had accrued, I was one of the first to leave for home, after the war had ended.
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Name: barbara brown
Website:
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From: yuma, AZ
Time: 1999-11-10 17:44:48
Comments: My dad, Clyde Jackson Farar was stationed on Attu, Holtz Bay, Fall of 1943, I think. He has written about his duty, but vague with dates. He served in the usmc 164th Platoon 3rd division. Would love to hear from anyone that served with him that could enlighten me on details. He was most likely known as Jack. He had red hair, took lots of pictures and sold them to fellow soldiers. Barbara
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Name: Tony Perszyk
Website:
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From: Traverse City, MI
Time: 1999-11-01 03:33:27
Comments: I was stationed on Attu as executive officer of the loran station from Nov 1976 to Nov 1977. If anyone is interested in contacting me please feel free to do so. I've been doing searches on Attu for the last 3 years I,m glad to see the interest on our little corner of the world is picking up. I was also stationed at the Loran station on Iwo Jima from 1968 to 1969. I have quite a few slides and photos from both Attu and Iwo. Keep up the good work. Tony
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Name: RICHARD MORTON
Website:
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From: North Carolina
Time: 1999-10-25 03:21:26
Comments: I was stationed on Attu at the US Nav Air Sta in 1946 and 1947. Surely is great seeing all the photos and reading all the comments of all you folks who are also connected to this enchanted island.
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Name: E.A. McBride
Website:
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From: Brownwood, Texas
Time: 1999-10-13 03:12:36
Comments: What a great site. Been looking for something on Attu. I was in Headquarters Squadron Fleet Air Wing Four, & was Chief in charge of the Carburetor shop which serviced Army, Marine & Navy Planes - mainly the PV-1'S. I will send some pictures as soon as I can get them from my Granddaughter. I,m sure I have some PV-1 pics - also some other ones. Thanks from an old Chief Mech. "Mac"
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Name: Leo Glende
Website: None
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Chandler,AZ
Time: 1999-10-09 06:49:18
Comments: SOS, SOS - Just had some virus and crashed all my connectuin with ATTU=Aleutians. I can't remember all the E-mail and names of people I contcted. I am going to look as I printed out copies of E-mail I have received and will try to reply in the dark, so, please bear with me. I still have all my original pictures and will have to scan them all over. Alas, alas this Lonely Old Sailor. The AttuKid
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Name: Leo Glende
Website: None
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Chandler,AZ
Time: 1999-10-09 06:49:13
Comments: SOS, SOS - Just had some virus and crashed all my connectuin with ATTU=Aleutians. I can't remember all the E-mail and names of people I contcted. I am going to look as I printed out copies of E-mail I have received and will try to reply in the dark, so, please bear with me. I still have all my original pictures and will have to scan them all over. Alas, alas this Lonely Old Sailor. The AttuKid
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Name: Leo S. Glende
Website: Same as above
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Chandler, Az 85226Old Timer
Time: 1999-10-01 06:06:41
Comments: Old Timer! Ahoy there! Stationed at NAF, Attu, Alaska, Navy No, l63, FPO, SANFRANCALIF - Known as the "AttuKid" If interested, please contact. Fair Winds and Smooth Sailing
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Name: Todd Hunter
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Boulder Colorado
Time: 1999-09-26 23:10:48
Comments: I spent a little over three weeks on the island with the USGS doing an emergency water system for the USCG Loran Station. We did have one clear day and were able to make it to the titanium monument. We spent our off time hiking the island and found many relics from the past. I hope to return one day with the Attour group. Hello to all that can relate to this adventure.Truly an unforgettable experience.
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Name: Leo GLENDE
Website: Working on it!
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Chandler, AZ 85226
Time: 1999-09-23 21:20:19
Comments: Looking for Buddies who were on Attu,Alaska NAFNavy l63, FPO, SANFRAN CALIF, have infor, will talk.
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Name: Harold Tillmanm, MSgt USAF Ret.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Foley, Alabama
Time: 1999-09-20 20:35:18
Comments: Stationed on Shemya, 1971-1972, as a Mission Supervisor, 29291. The only knowledge I have of Attu, was visual. I remember that on a really nice day, I sat on the southern shore of Shemya, and wondered what that island was all about. When the wind was down, and the sun was shining, you could almost believe that you were on one of the south sea islands!!!!
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Name: Lynnda Scharman
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Tucson, Arizona
Time: 1999-09-06 21:38:11
Comments: I'm a writer and was searching for information about World War II for an article I plan to write. This is wonderful information. I just returned from the Aleutians and could not find enough to satisfy my interest once I started digging. Thank you for all the help.
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Name: tom phillips
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: canada
Time: 1999-08-29 03:00:19
Comments: On June 6/7 1942, the Japanese invaded the Aleutians. I would like to know the size of the invasion / occupation force.
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Name: glenn colby
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: washington
Time: 1999-08-28 04:27:10
Comments: I was stationed on attu in 1990-91 if anyone was stationed there at that time email me if you can.
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Name: Bob White
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Moiese, Montana
Time: 1999-08-27 23:03:49
Comments: I was stationed on Attu as a navy weatherman in 1947. In 1953 there was a TV series called "Victory at Sea", concerning the naval war in the Pacific. Immediately following this series there was another TV series showing Japanese films of the naval war. I am very interested in seeing the Japanese films of their capture of Attu and Kiska. Can anyone help me with the name of the series, who produced it and where I can locate a copy? Thanks for the great site. Bob
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Name: David B. Ogle
Website: The Antiquarian Archive (used and rare books)
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Los Altos, California
Time: 1999-08-26 00:01:55
Comments: My late uncle, Captain John Newman Ogle, USN, was Island Commander on Attu during late 1946 and 1947. I am the present custodian of his scrapbook, which includes some photos of the new year's eve williwaw, aerial views of the base, and some amusing photos from the Officers' Club. I would be pleased to hear from anyone stationed an NAS Attu during this period, particularly any of you who may have known John. He was an outstanding officer and my favorite uncle. He later served as Executive Officer at NAS Agana (Guam) during the early '50s.
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Name: Roland J. Gauthier
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Sutton, MA
Time: 1999-08-25 21:03:33
Comments: Referred by my father's cousin, J. Rene (Frenchy) Thibault
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Name: Thomas Moss
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-08-22 16:19:06
Comments: USCG Loran Station Attu was my first duty station afer boot camp. From 9/71 to 9/72 the Commanding Officer durring some of that time was R.D. Crane LTJG. If you would like to contact me through my email address please feel free to do so. I also have some pictures.
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Name: CLARENCE T. RUIZ
Website:
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: LOUISIANA
Time: 1999-08-16 13:31:19
Comments: CLARENCE IS DECEASED. HE WAS WITH THE 8TH SPECIAL SEABEE CONSTRUCTION BATTALION STATIONED ON ATTU AUGUST 1943 UNTIL APRIL-MAY 1945. THE ATTU EXPERIENCE WAS A MAIN PART OF HIS LIFE. HE TALKED ABOUT IT. AND IN 1981 WE BEGAN LOOKING FOR BUDDIES. WE HAVE REUNIONS YEARLY. THEY BEGAN IN 1987 AND STILL CONTINUE AFTER HIS DEATH. THANKS GREAT THING YOU ARE DOING. THANKS TO R. GUY. JOAN
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Name: Shane Fischer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Kailua- Kona Hawaii
Time: 1999-08-11 03:23:05
Comments: Hello I would like to say sites like this are great. My Granfather was stationed in Attu for a time in 1943 He was with the 7TH Infantry Unit I don't now the exact length of his duty time though. Since just visiting him recently I've wanted to read more about what went on in Attu. Thank You for your time.
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Name: RICHARD S. GUY
Website:
Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook
From: ERIE PA.
Time: 1999-08-11 03:17:21
Comments: SERVED WITH THE NAVY ON ATTU FROM 1943 TILL 1945, YOU DONE A REAL GOOD JOB.
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Name: Greg Gujda
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Los Angeles, California
Time: 1999-08-05 02:33:15
Comments: Very interesting site. My Dad was stationed on several of the Aleutian Islands during World War II and have heard him tell many stories about ""The loneliest spot this side of Hell!"
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Name: Tim Coker
Website:
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Lakeland , Florida
Time: 1999-08-02 03:16:17
Comments: I served on Attu in 1986/87. I have quite a few pictures of that time period and pictures of Coco when he was a puppy.
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Name: KEVIN R. STANBERRY
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: ORMOND BEACH, FLORIDA
Time: 1999-08-01 20:30:53
Comments: I served at the lorsta in 1976-1977 as member of the Engineering Dept. It was a very interesting tour . We Spent a lot of time hiking over the mountains, and looking through the things left from the war. Hello to Doc, and Martin.
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Name: Robert Dollar
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Redding, California
Time: 1999-07-29 23:51:35
Comments: My father, John E. Dollar served in the Armys 7th div. on Attu in l943.
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Name: Craig Taft
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Rhode Island
Time: 1999-07-19 00:49:40
Comments: I was stationed on Attu in 1974-75. I remember a strong earthquake in Feb.'75.I would like to hear from anybody who was on the island at the time. Also I would like to know if the "Aleutian Tern" boat is still docked there in the warm weather months.
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Name: Edward Dayton Drewry
Website:
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Greenfield, Tennessee
Time: 1999-07-17 21:19:44
Comments: Would like to here from anyone who was on ATS BCL 1323 Army Marine Repair Barge. Contact me at 313 Belair Drive, Greenfield, TN 38230. Phone number is 901-235-3277.
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Name: A.C. Parraco
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Striling, Scotland
Time: 1999-07-10 08:19:06
Comments: I was stationed on Attu from June 1975 to June 1976, 17 years old when I arrived. Left as an 18 year old FN, and left the CG as an AD2 from AIRSTA San Diego. I truly loved the experience, and have always desired to go back, made several abortive inquiries after having returned to live in Alaska with my wife in the 80s. Christmas Eve '75 we had a 130 in, and they took a few of us up and around, and out over the dateline - so we had 2 Christmases ! Lots of memories - the weather, the birds, the loneliness, the remoteness, the history, the comradery, the dogs, the death.
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Name: Michael Burcenski
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Lockport, Illinois
Time: 1999-07-08 22:31:49
Comments: I remember that weather on Attu. We used to measure the snow by the foot!
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Name: Jinny
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Massachusetts
Time: 1999-07-08 22:04:53
Comments: Interesting. Especially seeing a friend in some of the pictures, how he looked many years ago.
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Name: Devona George
Website:
Referred by: AOL
From: North Canton, Ohio
Time: 1999-06-27 20:02:25
Comments: My father was stationed at Attu with his brother in World War Two during 1943. He was in the army and served as a combat engineer (50th)--I would like info from anyone that was there at the same time.
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Name: bill dollar
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Redding ,Ca.
Time: 1999-06-21 00:28:25
Comments: my brother,John E. Dollar was awarded the purple heart for his service on Attu. He was with the 7th infantry.
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Name: Joy Marie Kirch
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Winona, Mn
Time: 1999-06-20 09:36:23
Comments: I am the grandaughter of Walter F. Kirch who was stationed in the Aleutians and am simply looking for information regarding the WWII campaign in Alaska
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Name: Leonard Harrison
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Utica, NY and now Bradenton Fl.
Time: 1999-06-19 20:03:47
Comments: interested in anyone who served with Dr. Frank Grenero's medical unit on Attu, Aluetian islands from 1943-1944.
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Name: Russ Karsjens
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Iowa
Time: 1999-06-16 16:08:49
Comments: Interested in Alexai Pt "guests" from invasion to 1945.
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Name: KORD BAL-LANCE
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: STOCKTON,CA
Time: 1999-06-15 03:47:58
Comments: WAS STATIONED AT USCG LORSTA ATTU ISLAND FROM 1/79 TO 1/80 WENT THERE 2 MONTHS AFTER I TURNED 17. WAS THE YOUNGEST ON THE ISLAND AT THAT TIME. BOY WAS IT COLD..MET ALOT OF GOOD PEOPLE THERE..AND WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE MEMORIES WITH ME..IF THERE ARE ANY OF YOU OUT THERE LEFT E-MAIL ME..AND DWIGHT I SURE HOPE THE "WHOOPIE HUT" IS STILL STANDING... WE PUT ON ALOT OF AFTER HOURS CONCERTS THERE...
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Name: Maureen Devlin
Website:
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Wading River, NY
Time: 1999-06-10 15:06:37
Comments: This site has really helped me in a research project concerning my uncle, a naval aviator, killed in a crash on his return from Attu in August 42. Without sites like this one, my research might not be possible. Can't thank you enough.
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Name: Curtis Pettey
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Arkansas
Time: 1999-06-07 03:04:22
Comments: Father was in 7th Cav. Recon. Troup attached to 7th Inf. Div.
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Name: Curtis C. Clarkson
Website:
Referred by: Lycos
From: Eugene, Oregon
Time: 1999-06-06 07:27:26
Comments: I was aboard the M. S. Perida when she hit a rock in Massacre Bay. Have a pretty good memory of the action as seen from the bridge of a damaged merchant ship and will exchange E-mail with anyone who has similar interests.
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Name: Jim Quinn
Website:
Referred by: AOL
From: Brooklyn, NY
Time: 1999-05-23 03:42:56
Comments: I was a S 1/C aboard the USS Raleigh operating out of Adak from Aug-1943 to 1944, was in on Kiska and on the Paramashiru raid with the USS Detriot and USS Richmond-in-Feb. 1944. I would love to hear from any fellow shipmates or any other Sailor who was involved in the Aluetian Campaign. Thank you and God Bless you'all
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Name: Robert Simpson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Nashville,Tn.
Time: 1999-05-12 06:14:01
Comments: I was the Aviation Ordnance Officer for Fleet Air Wing 4 from October 1943 to November 1944. Have several photos I am sending in. The PBY's were used fur sector patrols and the PV's,as Robert Larson says,flew the 700 miles,of lousy weather,each way to Paramashiru,Oneketan or Matsua to drop 3 500 lb bombs,usually on airstrips. And always at night! Leaving Attu,after topping off gas tanks abt 11 PM and,hopefully,returning abt 7-8 AM.
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Name: Anton Skaugset
Website: Anton and Ann's homepage
Referred by: Net Search
From: Eugene, Oregon
Time: 1999-05-08 21:06:41
Comments: My Father, Arne E. Skaugset II, served on Attu during WWII while he was in the Navy. I will make sure he visits this site in the near future!
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Name: Russ Marvin
Website: Adak Island, Alaska - Adak and Attu Links
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Stratford, CT
Time: 1999-05-02 14:16:34
Comments: I was an ET at the USCG Loran Station on Adak in 1966-67. I found the Aleutians to be a fascinating place, and swore that someday I would make a return visit. In June of 2000 I will going to Attu on what may be the last available tourist trip to the Island. Vist my website for Adak and Attu links. All E-mails welcome. e-Mail at: ramarvin@yahoo.com
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Name: arnold haley
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: phillipston, Massachusetts
Time: 1999-04-24 23:48:49
Comments: very interesting
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Name: Robert R. Larson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Mill Creek, WA
Time: 1999-04-21 06:55:04
Comments: I flew PV-1's from Attu in 1943-1945. I was a PPC (patrol plane commander) with Patrol-bombing squadron VPB-136. We used Attu as a base for bombing the Kurile Islands, and it was a long haul! Ours was the first Ventura squadron to operate from the bomber field. VPB-135, -131, and -139 also operated PV-1's there. How come you don't have a picture or two of the Ventura?
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Name: Glenn Quick
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Savannah, Ga.
Time: 1999-04-16 04:04:04
Comments: My dad was an army scout on attu. He sailed from Calif to Attu on sub Narwhal. I have been collecting info for him. Your site is well done and very helpful. sincerely Glenn
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Name: Eric Haga
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Seattle, WA
Time: 1999-04-12 05:09:38
Comments: My grandfather, W. E. "Will" Howard, died on Attu in late January, 1943. He was civilian employee of the army and killed in an avalanche in his quancit hut along with 3 or 4 other civilian employees of the army. I am interested in learning anything about his death, and the location of the quancit so that I can visit it. Please, is there anyone out there that can help me? Thanks, Eric
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Name: KEITH HILLEGONDS
Website:
Referred by: Lycos
From: HOUSTON TEXAS
Time: 1999-04-09 05:28:30
Comments: MY UNCLE, SGT. WILLIS HILLEGONDS WAS KIA DURING THE FIGHTING TO RECAPTURE ATTU IN MAY,1943. I BELIEVE HE WAS IN THE 7TH DIVISION AND TRAINED FOR DESERT WARFARE AT FT.SILL.OKLA. HE WAS 23YRS OLD AND HAILED FROM CHICAGO,ILL. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY REMEMBRANCES OF HIM?
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Name: Willis B Webb
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Ponca City, Ok
Time: 1999-04-08 16:49:38
Comments: I was a control tower operator on Attu (Alexai Pt) from June '43 to June'45 (know anyone who was there longer?) The battle was over , only a few straglers remained. The engineers were finishing the steel mat landing strip. Our small group of communications personell were moved from Adak on the Liberty ship Samuel D. Ingram and dumped on the Alexai beach by a landing craft. Many memories come to mind...being bombed by 10 Jap Bettys...the raid on the Kuriles by 10 25's and 10 24's out of Alexai (I think we got back only 10)...sorties making raids on Kiska. Many aircraft accidents. Shemya was a secret base at this time and I can't recall the code name. I do remember Toyko Rose broadcasting that they knew all about it. I also was an Air Traffic Controller at Cold Bay and Yakatat.
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Name: Robert James
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Sacramento, Ca.
Time: 1999-04-05 03:12:03
Comments: My father, Franklin James, was a pilot in the Aleutian campaign during WW2. I liked your site for its pictures from the war. I am interested in hearing frm any other people who had relatives in the Aleutian campaign or who were there themselves; especially any who served with my father.
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Name: rodney packwood
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: san diego area... escondido
Time: 1999-03-15 04:40:30
Comments: thank you for the attention taken with the military history of the island. we can't all be bird watchers! my father built the first naval radio station on attu, on the east end of the island, near massacre bay, during the big war. thank you for your web site, i will visit again. someday i would like to visit you in person. best to you...
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Name: Bob Whitman
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Texas
Time: 1999-03-08 03:56:52
Comments: An update. My step-Dad, Woodrow W. Lolley, a veteran of Attu, died 04 Mar 99. He served with the 37th Infantry, Company H, at APO #986, c/o Postmaster, Seattle, WA under Major Howard F. McManus. It looks like they trained at Camp Clatsop, Oregon prior to deployment, and the commander there was Major Phillip R. Dwyer. I have some pictures of Kodiak, where the unit was attached to Ft Greeley. None so far of Attu but now I am certain that the 37th was in Alaska, apparently from fall of 1941. As I can I will try to list the names of those others, maybe there will some one who is looking for them. Bob
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Name: Karen King
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Alabama
Time: 1999-03-02 03:46:14
Comments: My father was stationed in Alaska during WWII and has shared his life as an soldier with all of us.He was part of the Army Transportation Service and traveled from Seward to the far tip of the Aleutian Chain carrying supplies,etc. as part of his duty while stationed there. Robert L. Bosarge is his name but I think most of his fellow Army buddies might have called him R.L. or just "BO".He will celebrate his 80th birthday on March 10th of this year and I am trying to replace all his metals,etc. that was stolen from him many years ago.This is a history lesson within itself.God Bless each soldier that served their country..freedom has a price and many paid this price by giving up their lifes so we could enjoy this precious freedom.Our son is now active in the U.S. Army and is following in his grandfather's footsteps.Thank you again.
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Name: Ardon W Smith
Website:
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Georgia
Time: 1999-02-22 02:38:55
Comments: Served with USCG at Loran Station, Theodore Point, ATTU from 1946-47. If you served at Theodore Point during 1943 to 1947 please contact me. Smitty
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Name: Walter G. Komanski
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Orlando, Fla 32817
Time: 1999-02-20 17:06:58
Comments: My father lives here in Orlando and is interested in the men and activities of the 11th Air Force 343 Fighter Group 18th Fighter Squadron. He was stationed there between June 1943 and August 1945.
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Name: Steve Southiere
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: MA
Time: 1999-02-19 12:49:42
Comments: Spent May 69 to My 70 on Attu as a guest of the USCG. I was one of 5 or 6 USAF (zoomies) on the island. Would like to hear from anyone there at that time.
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Name: Chaplain Bill Tober
Website: OLC Ministries
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Time: 1999-02-16 05:36:09
Comments: Visiting the page is like coming home again. I still remember fondly visits to Attu as a Navy Chaplain doing my visits. Although there is not much there.....the place does grow on you. it would be nice to get back someday.
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Name: Jeffrey C.Organek
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Juneau Alaska
Time: 1999-02-15 00:34:57
Comments: Hello.I liked the web page, very informative. I have been contemplating a trip to Attu and/or Kiska and/or vacinity to explore and view archeological remains of ww2. There are yet many details I have to figure out. I realize that transportation will be difficult and expensive. I have been contemplating flying to Dutch Harbor and hitching a ride on a boat in trade for work (I can cook, clean, do deckwork, etc.). Is this a feasible plan? Also, are there any private inhabitants, or settlements, other than government facilities on Attu, or in the vacinity? What are the local hazards(such as live ammunition, mines, animals, etc.)?Are there any particular "cool" places to check out? Anyone who can help me with these questions, or provide other information, please call my voice mail(907-789-6408) or email me at b_bee@hotmail.com and we will chat.
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Name: George Zeck
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Centerville, Ohio
Time: 1999-02-11 22:16:40
Comments: I really enjoyed your web site. I am interested in the Battle of Attu because my uncle (my mom's brother), Paul Cullinan, lost his life there during the final battle for control of the island. If you have viewers who actually fought in the battle, I would appreciate hearing from anyone who knew him. Again, your web site is great. Keep up the good work. George Zeck
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Name: Ed Negron
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Manassas, VA (Wash, DC area)
Time: 1999-02-09 03:37:26
Comments: Great Site. I'm working on a historical project, about the Aleutian campaign of WW II, and in particular, the invasion of Attu.
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Name: John R. Fahey
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Torrance, California
Time: 1999-02-06 19:05:07
Comments: I was in on the invasion of Attu. I was a radioman on the U.S.S. ST. MIHIEL. I remember our ship sitting in the harbor while we could hear the fighting in the hills. I remember one time that the sun actually shone, and some of our men were taking sunbaths on deck while we could hear the cannon on the island. It was kind of a spooky feeling. We took many of the wounded men back to hospitals in Alaska and I think we had more casualties with men having their feet frozen than from acutal wounds. I remember that our medical officer received a medal for his work with the wounded. The St. Mihiel was an old World War I ship that was liberated from the Germans. It had a history with the U.S.Army as an Army transport prior to W.W.II until the beginning of the war when the Navy took it over as a transport. We were also in on the invasion of Kiska. We also took the first Zero plane that the U.S. recovered intact back to the states for evaluation. I hope to see more of my old buddies on this site,but we are not as many as in prior years and I fear we are slipping away. John Fahey      (johnfahey2@mac.com)
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Name: Jack Nourse
Website:
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Spokane, WA
Time: 1999-01-25 18:03:39
Comments: I was stationed on Attu Sept. 1969 to Sept. 1970. I enjoyed being at the "edge of the world" for that whole year. Looking forward to a return trip in June 2000 with the Attour group.
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Name: Nick Moreska
Website: nikol1-juno
Referred by: Lycos
From: Phoenix, Arizona
Time: 1999-01-23 09:48:38
Comments: Photos of ATTU brought back memories ,some good ,some bad,but interesting keep up the good work.
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Name: Barry Ankeny
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Ft. Pierce, Fl.
Time: 1999-01-09 01:55:48
Comments: Was stationed on Attu from July 89-July 90. Was XPO and EPO. Enjoyed the tour, esp the salmon fishing and smoking of salmon. Hi to any and all shipmates. GREAT HOMEPAGE!!!! Barry ankeny USCG (ret)
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Name: Clinton L. Davis
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Pennsylvania via Minnesota
Time: 1998-12-25 22:08:28
Comments: I was a member of the 7th, 32reg., 2nd Bat. under Capt. Robert Goodfellow who was wounded and replaced by First Lieutenant Robert J. Mitchell. I was in the landing during May 43 and left in Sept. for Hawaii where the 7th trained for the Marshall Islands invasion. I wish I would have had a camera at the time but it was tough enough just trying to say dry and alive!!!! I do have many stores to relate if your interested.
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Name: Tom Borelle
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Jerome,PA
Time: 1998-12-20 01:44:35
Comments: My father was stationed in Attu during WWII with the SEABEES. I've found the site to be very informative. I have photos from my father of various sites and airplanes on the island. I have several group photos that might be of interest to other vets but I need help to identify the men. I will be back to check out your additions. Thanks
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Name: Steve Faulk
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Bakersfield Ca
Time: 1998-12-15 05:00:01
Comments: My father, Jack D. Faulk, served in the 4th Coast Attry Battn and was in on the landings at Attu in May of '43. He told me that his unit was trained in California for desert warfare and that they thought that they were going to be sent to N. Africa. He never talked much about Attu except to say that he didn't much care for it.
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Name: Joe Smertneck
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Williamsport, PA Home of Little League Baseball
Time: 1998-12-14 19:16:50
Comments: Have a friend who was in Navy SeaBees and spent some time in Aleutians during WWII. Also an ex shipmate who requested duty there after the invasion of Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines after getting wounded from a kamikaze attack. He thought it the best place to wait out the war. HA!
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Name: Mark Sperry
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Everson, WA
Time: 1998-12-14 13:22:31
Comments: Thanks for the great pictures of LORSTA Attu. I was stationed there from September 93 to September 94. I have great memories of the crew and the island.
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Name: John Fowler
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Pensacola, FL
Time: 1998-12-12 13:18:18
Comments: looking for Coast Guard Station ATTU homepage and information on history of Attu.
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Name: tom jones
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: e oshkosh
Time: 1998-12-11 14:47:43
Comments: looks ok to me.
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Name: Dwight Zilinskas
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From:
Time: 1998-12-10 18:06:30
Comments: I was stationed at the USCG Lorsta Attu from 10/78 to 10/79. It was definitely an incredible experience. With no radio or TV and plane ops only every couple of weeks it was like being in the Twilight Zone. My year there was the first year in 4 that we did not have a fatality on the island. With only a crew of 18, the odds were not very good. Is the Whoopee Hut still there?
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Name: David Sox
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Work at Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CA
Time: 1998-12-07 20:06:19
Comments: Am looking for verification of presence of threatended or endangered species at Attn for a USCG report.
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Name: WINSTON RUSSELL
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: NOW IN VENTURA CA
Time: 1998-12-07 06:09:22
Comments: SPENT TIME ON SHEMYA WORKING FOR THE AF. MY FATHER WAS PART OF THE INVASION OF ATTU. I HAVE ABOUT 50 PICTURES IF I HAD A SCANNER I WOULD BE WILLING TO SEND THEM TO YOU.
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Name: Bob Whitman
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Texas
Time: 1998-12-07 03:03:07
Comments: My step-father, Woodrow W. Lolley, fought on Attu in WWII. I was and am still looking for information on the battle, the names of the men who died there and the troops who fought there. Dad was ordered to Alaska via Seattle in '39 and spent 33 months in various sites, training troops, boxing, possibly training Rangers and then the fight at ATTU. We have never been able to elicit many details from him, he has what we now call PTSD(post traumatic stress disorder). An uncle said he helped turn the tide of the battle in hand to hand combat. I would appreciate any leads, information, tombstone names, order of battle, company reports or any data on the battle, on Rangers who trained in Alaska or any information. Thanks, Bob.
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Name: Jim Flynn
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Seattle, WA
Time: 1998-11-18 20:07:06
Comments: Great site Smitty! Thanks to Rene (Frenchy) who told me about the site and took the time to import/edit the pics. I was stationed on Attu July 94 - June 95. Unlike the WWII folks, I had a enjoyable relaxing year. Lots of hiking, fishing, and exploring the ruins. Anyone remember the mile long tunnel running thru Engineer Hill? We found the entrance but it was flooded and mostly buried under tons of rock. It's one place I would have like to explored. Still lots of artifacts laying around the tundra. Found old utensils, canteens, ,tools, coke bottles, beer bottles, and lots of unexploded ordnance. Many areas of the island are off limits due to the piles of unstable rounds. I'd like to thank all of you who were stationed there in the 40's who preserved our freedom. I was proud to walk in your footsteps.
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Name: Jon Mills
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Oklahoma
Time: 1998-09-29 22:09:55
Comments: Stationed on Attu island from Jan 96 to Feb 97 in the Coast Guard at the Loran Station that is presently there. It is deffinetly an amazing island with an amazing history.
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Name: J. Rene (Frenchy) Thibault
Website: none
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: North Uxbridge, MA 01538
Time: 1998-09-16 03:24:25
Comments: George,I am truly honored to be given the chance of being the first person to sign your guestbook. You've got a great site going and I will certainly will do all I can to help. What you are doing is documenting history that not many are aware of today. We shouldn't keep it a secret - we OWE it to the many defenders who fought and died on these remote islands.If you had a lull of nothing to do after you put the site together . forget it!!!! You will be getting a lot of Email and maybe more photos from veterans or visitors.Attu is big for birdwatchers visiting the place for up to 23 days at a stretch........ you might hear from them.Good luck Rene
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