Art Nelson's 1943-1944 Adak Alaska Page


Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 21:56:47 EST

While surfing through the Adak collection of pictures I came away feeling as if I never left there.

I was stationed at Finger Bay on a L.C.T. and we spent the winter of 1943 and 1944. We were tied up at the only Pier at N.O.B. Adak at that time, the civilian workers were building more for the Air Force near their base.

November 25: The Cruiser Rochester tied up to the opposite side of the Pier long enough for them to lower a big black car on the Pier. The person in the back seat rolled down the window and it was President Roosevelt. This seventeen year old kid saluted him the best I knew how. He went to the Army Base to have Thanksgiving Dinner with his troops. That evening the ship slipped away in the fog like it was never there.

I have some pictures that you are welcome to piggyback into your web-site, cannot afford to have a web-site myself and these pictures do have a story by themselves.

I appreciate any consideration shown.

Art Nelson

1943 LCT Operations Slide Show


Start the slide show by clicking on START below this paragraph. Each page includes in its title bar the file name of the photo itself for easier selection.

Each photo is clickable; clicking on the photo advances you to the next photo. Below each photo is a set of links (buttons) to advance, return, or exit the slide show.


START Slide Show(click here)

GALLERY (click here)