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WWII Photos of the Sitka Defenses

These pictures are all courtesy of the Sitka Historical Society

3-inch Anti-Aircraft gun replaceing the AA guns replaceing the AA guns replaceing the AA guns replaceing the AA guns a height-finder for the Anti-Aircraft guns

Targeting System for Anti-Aircraft guns the men who ran the heightfinder for the guns AA gunners enjoying a trip up Mt. Verstovia Building the emplacement for a 3-inch AA gun

3-inch anti-aircraft guns and their targeting system and the men who manned them. There were four of these guns on Sasedni Island on the causeway.


Inside Army Barracks at Fort Ray Some of the Army Barracks at Fort Ray Battery G of the 250th Coast Artillery

Army Barracks on Charcoal Island, Fort Ray.


A 90mm gun at the Whale Island AMTB battery

Here is one of the two fixed 90mm AMTB guns on Whale Island


One of 2 Naval Six-inch guns One of 2 Naval Six-inch guns One of 2 Naval Six-inch guns One of 2 Naval Six-inch guns

One of the two Naval six-inch guns, given to the Army, and emplaced at shoals point in March/April 1942. These were emplaced in a hurry to protect the Naval Airstation while the 6-inch batteries on Biorka, at Shoals point, and on Makhnati Island were constructed.


The instalation of a 6-inch gun at battery292 Battery 292s 2 six-inch guns under constrution the turret of a 6-inch gun awaiting emplacement
Some men preparing to instal the barrel in a 6-inch gun Inserting the barrel into the turret A man in the gun mount of a 6-inch gun.

The installation of the 6-inch guns on Makhnati Island.


The construction of battery 292-There is a big crane in the lower left The construction of battery 292

Photos of construction for Battery 292 on Makhnati Island.


The three generators that powered battery 292

These are the Three Generators that Powered Battery 292.


A 155mm gun on Makhnati Island. There is 6-inch gun#2 in the upper right. A 155mm gun on Makhnati Island A 155mm GPF gun on Makhnati Island

155mm GPF guns on Makhnati Island.


Telephone Switchboard of the HDCP/HECP

The telephone switchboard room of the HDCP/HECP headquarters bunker


The radar console for the SCR-582 on Makhnati Island

The radar console for the SRC582 on Makhnati Island

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