Shemya photos, page 1 (Post-WWII)
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Shemya, AK: View From The East Side. [Paul Gallaher] Shemya, AK: View From The East Side. [Paul Gallaher]
1. Paul Gallaher supplied this photo of Shemya. Something's amiss here, I see sunshine and shadows! Hey, Paul...you moved your email address? (Coord Y13)
Reeve Aleutian Airline's Lockheed Electra: Wind Set Plane On Its Tail! [George Smith] Reeve Aleutian Airline's Lockheed Electra: Wind Set Plane On Its Tail! [George Smith]
2. Arriving on Shemya! This is a picture taken of a Reeve's Aleutian Airlines Lockheed Electra, just arriving on Shemya, sitting on its tail as a result of a heavy gust of wind (not uncommon on Shemya!). Some thought it was the fact that the cargo door was open and the wind caught it, setting the plane on its tail. The new arrivals didn't think much of this exercise! 1975-1976 (George Smith, Coord M10)
Bldg 600, Main Dormatory, BX, Bar, Laundry, Admin Offices. [George Blood] Bldg 600, Main Dormatory, BX, Bar, Laundry, Admin Offices. [George Blood]
3. Building 600, dedicated in January of 1961, was home to most of the island's inhabitants while I was there in 1975. Beats the tents the GIs used during WWII. This fairly thick concrete structure contained not only the living quarters, but a store (BX), a small bar, laundry facilities, administrative offices, and the mail room. (George Blood, Coord K5) 
Shemya, NW Side Of Island. Waves Crashing Into The Rocks. [George Smith] Shemya, NW Side Of Island. Waves Crashing Into The Rocks. [George Smith]
4. You could hear the waves moving these rather large rocks (10" diameter is common) from Bldg. 600. When the seas get a little rough you can hear them tumbling over themselves from a good distance. (George Smith, Coord G3)
View Looking East Towards Bldg. 600 From FPS-17 Radar Antenna. [Rick Hughes] View Looking East Towards Bldg. 600 From FPS-17 Radar Antenna. [Rick Hughes]
5. This is a picture was taken in 1965-1966 from atop of Shemya's FPS-17 antenna, looking over a FPS-80 Radome towards Bldg 600. Rick says they worked 7 days a week, 12 hours a day...helped pass the time. (Courtesy Rick Hughes, Coord L3)
Looking Towards the FPS-17 Antenna From Living Quarters. [Rick Hughes] Looking Towards the FPS-17 Antenna From Living Quarters. [Rick Hughes]
6. Here's another from Rick, taken in 1965-66 looking towards the FPS-17 antenna. Where's the blue sky? (Courtesy Rick Hughes, Coord K5)
90mm Anti-Aircraft Weapon Sitting On A "AMTB" Mount. [George Blood] 90mm Anti-Aircraft Weapon Sitting On A "AMTB" Mount. [George Blood]
7. There's a number of interesting field pieces remaining on Shemya from WWII (the big one). This one's by the Terminal building. A trip to the junk yard as well as various other locations around the Island will reveal several remnants from the war. Bet you don't find antiques like this around your town? (Courtesy George Blood, Coord M10) Note: For more information on this gun, click HERE.
WWII Bunker. [George Smith] WWII Bunker. [George Smith]
8. This is but one of several WWII bunkers located on Shemya. The view is towards the ocean. I wondered if it was ever put to use? An enemy would have to be out of their minds to attempt a landing by boat. Maybe it was enemy aircraft they had their sights on? (George Smith, Coord X10 or W10)
Shemya Blue Fox. [George L. Smith Shemya Blue Fox. [George L. Smith
9. The Shemya Blue Fox was introduced to the island many years ago, and multiplied like rabbits to reach a population of several thousand. Like tiny dogs, they were ever present when there's food around, always curious, always fun to watch! (Coord R7) (George L Smith)
Shemya Blue Fox Playing With George Blood. [George Blood] Shemya Blue Fox Playing With George Blood. [George Blood]
10. The Blue Fox are not necessarily shy. Cautioned as we were, there's still the temptation to treat them like pets. Here's one nibbling on a homosapien shoe (George's!) (Courtesy George Blood, Coord J5)