Exclusive Pictures From Alaska Circa 1942

Pierre Lagace has more photos and information on the Canadians who fought in the Aleutians – CHECK IT OUT!!

RCAF No. 403 Squadron

More pictures from Lorne Weston’s collection with this message…

Hello again Pierre

Here are more Alaska pictures for you, all but one un-dated, with Dad’s notes, where possible.

Crack up
crack up
 
Kitty Hawk (sic) crash landing Alaska
Kitty Hawk cash landing Alaska
 
 
 
Bolingbrook (sic) landing Alaska
 
Bolingbrooke Landing in Alaska
seaplane base Alaska
 
Seaplane Base in Alaska
runway
 
Runway
 
Alaskan Airfield
Alaskan Airfield
(sign reads); 1 MILE
                  <———–
                  FATHER NESBITTS
                  BOYS TOWN
                  WELCOME
 
(back of picture); WING COM. NESBITT
                         SQAD. LEADER ASHMAN
                         PILOT OFFICER BULTON
                         AUG 1942 ALASKA
 
airborne on dawn patrol Alaska
airborne on dawn patrol Alaska
 
Kitty Hawk (sic) landing Alaska
Kitty Hawk (sic) landing Alaska
 
Back in the 1960s Dad told me that the “dawn patrol” picture, and others like it which I have, were taken from the Observer’s seat of a U.S.A.A.C. PB-Y Catalina, but I don’t know if they were taken at Ketchican, or Kodiak.
No caption…

    Kittyhawk with pilot

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on February 7, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. Great pics of military history
    Father Nesbitts Boys Town must have a great story behind it.

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  2. These are truly historical treasures!

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  3. I know I don’t comment here often, because I am learning, rather than contributing to this blog. But these pictures speak very loudly and clearly for themselves. Thank you for bringing them to us.

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  4. Wonderful pictures! Thank you both for sharing them.

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  5. Wow, these are great pictures. Thank you so much for sharing them.

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  6. Loved the exotic RCAF aircraft! The Bristol Bolingbrook was a bomber I had never seen in an combat situation before. Many thanks fpr posting it.

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  7. Schöner Beitrag wünsche dir einen schönen Sonntag lieber Gruß Gislinde

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  8. Wonderful collection. Thanks, Pierre.

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  9. Of course, I have personal connection here but I do love this Alaska series you’re doing. Keep it going.

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    • For right now, I’ll have 2 eye witness accounts for Alaska, but then we go over to Midway which happened simultaneously. We’ll be coming back to the Aleutians at a later date. Thanks for reading, Andrew.

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  10. I certainly enjoyed the pictures, Pierre. Glad that you shared them!!!

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  11. Wow! These are real treasures!

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  12. Thanks for sharing these photos – a slice of our history and a remembrance of The Greatest Generation.

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  13. As a footnote to this…

    People make money with old WWII pictures or artefacts.

    I met a friend whose father was at Dieppe on August 19, 1942. He made him promised never to make money of what he had collected nor to allow others to make money of what he has collected thoughtout all those years. This was asked in order to honour those young men who lost their lives during WWII.

    Lest we forget GP.

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    • Neither you nor I have asked for money for what we do and frankly I’m quite proud of that fact. I’ve had people say to me – “Jeez it’s a shame you don’t,” but as your said, it would dishonor those that gave their lives.
      Lest we forget Pierre.

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  14. I hope your readers enjoy the pictures.

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  15. Thanks for sharing with your readers!!

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