Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Tom Nic » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:47 pm

Fascinating!
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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Tom Nic » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:38 am

Powerful story, Jan - thanks for telling it.
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"Anyone who thinks this place is over moderated is bat-crazy anarchist." -Ben, Airsix
"Warning: No dive masters are going to be there, Just a bunch of old fat guys taking pictures of fish." -Bassman

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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by oldsalt » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:17 pm

Jan: While I haven't been responding to each of your posts, I have been following them intently. I had two friends who fought in the Aleutians, and another flew (and crashed) P-38's. All are now gone. You have done more in the Aleutians than I have. On one of the trips to the islands I packed my dive gear. However, when I arrived the Navy diving officer forbid any sport diving by USN personel because of the lack of a hyperbaric chamber. Looking into the water with the abundant salmon and otters as well as the presence of wrecks really disappointed me. I especially enjoy your reports. My impression was that the visibility was really good.
Thanks.
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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Jan K » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:53 pm

I decided to expand on the Battle of Attu, since there was so much that made my excursions into the hills of Attu so memorable. I am surprised how few people I meet realize that American soil was actually occupied by a foreign power
during the World War II. The title "Forgotten War" is a title of series of books dealing with the war in the north and
I feel very lucky to visit that remote chunk of USA on which nobody lives and it is so difficult to get to.

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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by oldsalt » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:04 pm

Jan: I found it interesting that the GI's chose to wear Japanese clothing. I read that in order to maintain operational security, the troops were trained and equipped for desert warfare. When I mentioned this to my godfather, he said his ship brought cold-weather gear separately. He was a merchant mariner. I suspect that the clothes didn't all reach the men in time. Tough times for all involved.
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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Jan K » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:00 pm

Curt, thank you for info about the winter clothing being shipped via the merchant marine fleet. I did not find that mentioned in any of the research I did on the war in the Aleutians.

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by sitkadiver » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:58 pm

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Jan,

I just realized you have a photo of the USCGC Storis. She was the Queen of the fleet more many years and was very well known here in Alaska.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEbTo2di5SY

Thank You again for this great thread.
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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Jan K » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:56 am

Thanks for the link to the story of the USCGC Storis. Be first US ship to go through the Northwest Passage and circumnavigating American continent - that is some feat ! :supz:

And some more sightseeing on Attu :
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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Jan K » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:06 am

Time to head home :
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Re: Down the memory line

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1988 - New year begins aboard an airplane ...
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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

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Not all R&D projects are successful ...
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