Does anyone know what year this photo was taken? I lived in this building in 1966 and 1967 when I was stationed on Shemya in the US Army serving in the Army Security Agency as a Field Electronics Warfare Equipment Repairman (MOS 26K20). I would love to ahve other phots of this islan from those days! If you have any please email them to me at email@example.com
well!! i was there in 1942-43 ..there were no buildings..we watched them build the renway from our high on the slope..if you want more let me know.....mack collongs
i goffed on my name ,,it is collings...
Looks like around 1991
This appears to be the old dorm/chow hall/ BX/ CBPO building.
This was taken after 1972 as best as I can determine. The tower to the right (background) of the American Flag was constructed by our team from Elmendorf.
God Bless America!
This photo was taken in 2006.
Does anyone knows the name of the Dog that would sleep outside the door.If you would step on him he would snap at you. The bulding was the old dorm/
chow hall/BX/CBPO building. I was their in January of 1967 and that's the way the building looked.
I know the answer to what the Dogs name was. For it liked to drink?
I was in the Air Force station at Shemya
I think you are talking about Boozer. He died just before I got there and was buried near the front entrance of building 600. I was there Jul 76-77 and ran the MARS station. One of his sons was the big dog on the island and could be found with either the the Comm Sq. or the fire department. An interesting link is :
Memories of the past. Bldg 600, 62-63; My room was the double windows at the top of the building just above the front entrance, where old boozer used to lay in wait for any beer offered him. I was sorry to read in the Air force Times of his passing some 12 to 15 years after I left Shemya, He used to come running and jump up into the bed of the truck I used. I was with the Spacetrack unit from NORAD - administrative type. You, who were there in the sixties might recall the old party houses we fixed up on the island. Who remembers the Crimson RED Doc Daniels Crapper? I would love to hear stories of what ultimately happened to the old labor of love I was involved in during my stay there. Our party house was the old teacherage which housed the teachers during the time there were dependents on Shemya during WWII. We had it fixed up pretty fancy and had some great parties in it.
Brings back memories of 1981 and 1982 when I was stationed there living in Hangar 2. I got caught many times in Bldg. 600 when the klaxon went off.
I was living in the middle room on the back side of the building in 1989. We use to put beer on my window ceil in the winter for a quick chill. We had a 7.5 earthquake that had everyone concerned about a tsunami. Six months after leaving I was in the Gulf War and found out I still wasn't thawed out!!
Does anyone remember Daniel O. Turner who was stationed in Shemya from April 1966 - April 1967? He was in the Air Force.
I saw OleSid's comment about Doc Daniels's Crapper and I wonder if he is talking about Dr. Alfred R. Daniels, Capt, USAF stationed at tHe 5073rd's Dispensary. I worked with Dr. Daniels the summer of 1963. The despensary personnel I worked with TDY for 3 months showed me around a party house called the Pacific View Lodge (PVL). I have been trying to find out if Dr. Daniels is still around. Info to firstname.lastname@example.org
My dad lendon c wayland was in the air force and was a fire man on the base in the 60' dont remember the years off hand but I remember the stories he use to tell about how cold it was and the wind never stop blowing. He past away in 2007 of heart problems but he love his time on the island.
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