1. This picture was sent to us by Stephan Scott, a member of the U.S.Army stationed on Shemya between Jun 1970 and July 1971. It's a shot across the tarmac looking towards the radars...is that a C-141 on the runway? (Coord N10)
2. After your year on the Rock was up, you are able to return home and try to re-establish a normal life...via the Reeve Aleutian Airlines “Freedom Bird” which bringeth and taketh you away! (George Blood, 1976-1977, Coord K11)
3. Before we could get to Shemya, we had to check in at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. Elemendorf is somewhat of a "suburb" of Anchorage, Alaska. This picture was taken in April of 1975, flying in to Anchorage over the Cook Inlet. No, don't see Anchorage yet. (George L Smith)
4. This was our first view of Shemya, Alaska. "Where's the dirt and trees?" I exclaimed. This view is looking over Shemya from the Southeast side of the Island. (George L Smith, Coord X13)
5. During my stay on the Island, our supplies were replenished periodically whenever the "Cool Barge" could dock. Rough seas would keep the barge from docking. It seems to me that we waited well over a week for this one. We were on powdered eggs, powdered ice tea, and running out of toilet paper! (George L Smith, Coord C5)
6. These are some slimy critters that we fished out of the water one day along the western shore. There's a gelatinous creature on the left, keeping company with a starfish of sorts, and don't know for sure what the rest of the stuff is! (George L Smith, Coord D6)
7. Here's a guy standing upright, not holding on to the rails, heading up the "hill." Obviously the wind's not blowing on this day! (Don Lindner)Note: This photo was enhanced by Richard Hughes, and re-uploaded on 22 Aug 98. Thanks to Rick for a job well done!
8. Believe it or not, this Piper was seen flying over Shemya's Base Ops during the Summer of 1977. There must have been absolutely no winds whatsoever! (George Blood)
9. This photo was supplied by Ralph Gunther on Shemya in 1965. The aircraft with the tail number of 91491 was known as "Wanda Bell." One of the crew members was usually heard to exclaim "Here we go again!" (See photo #8 on Photos Page 2).
10. This photo of a pile of P-38s (Coord 9F) came to us via Jim Lux, who has been looking for WWII vintage P-38s. He's the only guy I know who went to Shemya without being hog-tied and shipped there! If you have any information relating to Aleutian P-38s, please contact Jim Lux (and me!). To see additional WWII photos, click here.
11. A recent online procurement of this photo shows an identical scene as that from Jim Lux (#10). Apparently these aircraft were piled up and destroyed on Shemya rather than shipping them back home after the war was over. Click HERE for enlarged photo. [George L. Smith]