World War II in the Aleutians - Shemya (APO 729)
January 26, 1943 to January 27, 1946
1. Recap of Army Facilities
7. My Outfit
8. My Buddies
OF EMBARKATION/TRAINING - EST. 1900
A beautiful camp surrounded by pine trees,
It was here that some of us were selected out for special training prior
to being shipped out. During the few months we were there, we had
frequent passes to town, and as far as Army Camps go, the best.
The first few weeks, temporary tents were set up - - - the barracks were
filled up! When the fog rolled in every night, clothes became saturated
with moisture. The solution was to layer the bedding to accomodate
the next day's clothing inside to keep dry.
Troopships left frequently, mostly in
a northerly direction, to
destination until we were out to sea for 4-5 days.
We embarked on
into a State Park and named "The Discovery Park".
© Wally Nadel 2007
Dr. Will R. Eubank - Adak 1943 Map of Alaska