shemya scrapbooks robert koppen - Feb-nov 1946
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I left Seattle on January 16, 1946 and arrived on Shemya in early February. Quarantined for 2 weeks. I was assigned to the 713th Signal Co. as a supply NCO. Endured a 3 day williwaw shortly afterward. I left for home and discharge in November of 1946. Email Robbert Kopen
The David W. Branch Troop Ship, En Route to Shemya, Jan. 1946. [Robert Koppen] The David W. Branch Troop Ship, En Route to Shemya, Jan. 1946. [Robert Koppen]
1. The "David W. Branch" troop ship I sailed to Shemya in January 1946.
The David W. Branch Troop Ship En Route to Shemya, Jan. 1946. [Robert Koppen] The David W. Branch Troop Ship En Route to Shemya, Jan. 1946. [Robert Koppen]
2. The David W. Branch troop ship I sailed to Shemya in Jan. 1946. That's me 2nd from the left on the bridge on a halfway decent day.
Snowed In...March 1946 Shemya. [Robert Koppen] Snowed In...March 1946 Shemya. [Robert Koppen]
3. Snowed in, March 1946.
4. Our C.O. Lt. Grabowski after March 1946 snowstorm.
My Hut #5 After March 1946 Snowstorm. [Robert Koppen] My Hut #5 After March 1946 Snowstorm. [Robert Koppen]
5. My Hut #5 after March 1946 snowstorm. Had to dig in and out three times a day!
713th's Orderly Room, Snowbound After March 1946 Snowstorm. [Robert Koppen] 713th's Orderly Room, Snowbound After March 1946 Snowstorm. [Robert Koppen]
6. 713th's Orderly Room, snowbound after March 1946 snowstorm.
Robert, Ruben, and Chuck Looking Down To The Garbage Dump & Storage Area. [Robert Koppen] Robert, Ruben, and Chuck Looking Down To The Garbage Dump & Storage Area. [Robert Koppen]
7. Three of us (me, Ruben, and Chuck) on a bunker having a laugh. The scene was looking from our outfit down to the garbage dump & storage area.
Ruben (L) with Ruben & Chuck In Front Of Supply Office At 713th Signal ACW. [Robert Koppen] Ruben (L) with Ruben & Chuck In Front Of Supply Office At 713th Signal ACW. [Robert Koppen]
8. That's me on the left in the pic by the Jeep with Ruben & Chuck in front of our supply office at 713th Signal ACW.
USO Troop On Shemya, June 1946. [Robert Koppen] USO Troop On Shemya, June 1946. [Robert Koppen]
9. USO Troop, June 1946.
713th's Signal ACW Administrative Complex. [Robert Koppen] 713th's Signal ACW Administrative Complex. [Robert Koppen]
10. 713th Signal ACW Administrative complex.
713th Signal ACW Radar. [Robert Koppen] 713th Signal ACW Radar. [Robert Koppen]
11. 713th Signal ACW Radar.
Cards A Favorite Pastime During Williwaws. [Robert Koppen] Cards A Favorite Pastime During Williwaws. [Robert Koppen]
12. Cards were a favorite past time during the Williwaws.
Just Received a "Dear John" Letter? [Robert Koppen] Just Received a "Dear John" Letter? [Robert Koppen]
13. Just received a "Dear John?"
Refueling Oil For The Hut Heater; Using Discarded Wing Tank To Store Oil. [Robert Koppen] Refueling Oil For The Hut Heater; Using Discarded Wing Tank To Store Oil. [Robert Koppen]
14. Refueling the oil for the hut heater. We confiscated a discarded wing tank to use.
Shemya's Garbage Dump & Storage Area. [Robert Koppen] Shemya's Garbage Dump & Storage Area. [Robert Koppen]
15. Looking from our outfit down to the garbage dump & storage area. [Note: Shemya’s garbage dump was an often visited local for those of us who served on Shemya during the post-WWII years! Fantastic finds from that era including old Coke bottles to telephone line insulators to radial aircraft engines! gls]
Shemya Sea Lions. [Robert Koppen] Shemya Sea Lions. [Robert Koppen]
16. Sea Lions on Shemya.
Agattu Island As Viewed From Shemya Island On A Clear Day. [Robert Koppen] Agattu Island As Viewed From Shemya Island On A Clear Day. [Robert Koppen]
17. Agattu on a rare clear day.
Agattu Island Beach At Radar Outpost. [Robert Koppen] Agattu Island Beach At Radar Outpost. [Robert Koppen]
18. Agattu Beach at Radar Outpost
Agattu Island Radar Outpost. [Robert Koppen] Agattu Island Radar Outpost. [Robert Koppen]
19. Agattu Radar Outpost
P-38 "Butch." Note: Not "Little Butch" From Shemya, Dan Lange's Aircraft. [Robert Koppen] P-38 "Butch." Note: Not "Little Butch" From Shemya, Dan Lange's Aircraft. [Robert Koppen]
20. Here's Butch, P-38. [Note: This is not the P-38 "Little Butch" from Shemya, Dan Lange's aircraft]
A B-17 On Shemya's Tarmac, 26 June 1946. Carrying A Rescue Boat. [Robert Koppen] A B-17 On Shemya's Tarmac, 26 June 1946. Carrying A Rescue Boat. [Robert Koppen]
21. B-17 on tarmac, June 26, 1946. [This B-17, as in other Aleutian Website photos, is carrying a rescue boat as can be seen on the bottom of the aircraft’s fuselage. gls.]
P-51 On Shemya, 1946. [Robert Koppen] P-51 On Shemya, 1946. [Robert Koppen]
22. P-51 on Shemya, 1946.
P-38s In Formation. [Robert Koppen] P-38s In Formation. [Robert Koppen]
23. P-38s in formation.
Remains Of A B-24 Crash, June 1946. Most Of The Crew Bailed Out. [Robert Koppen] Remains Of A B-24 Crash, June 1946. Most Of The Crew Bailed Out. [Robert Koppen]
24. Scenes of a B-24 crash in June, 1946 fog. Most of the crew bailed out.
Another Scene Of The B-24 Crash. [Robert Koppen] Another Scene Of The B-24 Crash. [Robert Koppen]
25. Another scene of the B-24 crash.
Searching For B-24 Crash Survivors On The Beach. Only 2 or 3 Survived. [Robert Koppen] Searching For B-24 Crash Survivors On The Beach. Only 2 or 3 Survived. [Robert Koppen]
26. Searching for survivors on the beach. Only 2 or 3 survived.
Checking Out Left Over Ordinance On The Beach. [Robert Koppen] Checking Out Left Over Ordinance On The Beach. [Robert Koppen]
27. Checking out left over ordinance on the beach.
Lookout For My Ship. [Robert Koppen] Lookout For My Ship. [Robert Koppen]
28. Lookout for my ship?
Homeward Bound, November 1946, Aboard The George Washington Carver. [Robert Koppen] Homeward Bound, November 1946, Aboard The George Washington Carver. [Robert Koppen]
29. Homeward bound, November 1946, on the George Washington Carver.
C.O. Lt. Grabowski After March 1946 Snowstorm. [Robert Koppen] C.O. Lt. Grabowski After March 1946 Snowstorm. [Robert Koppen]