Vincent Kotouch Attu Scrapbook

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I was stationed the Bering Sea side of Attu. I was in the 713th signal S.A.W. Co., a radar outfit. Our objective was to pick up enemy ships and aircraft. We could pick up aircraft located 200 miles out, and ships a distance of no more than about 25 miles. There were 45 of us on the Outpost. We didn't see a movie for over a year! The water was so rough we didn't get mail for a month at a time. I don't recall the exact date these pictures were taken, but it was sometime between May of 1943 and the middle of Summer, 1944. The landing barge you see on the picture was bringing in supplies. The tractors had to keep pulling the barge up on account of the water being rough. If you have any questions, or if I can be of any help, you can e-mail me or write to: Vince Kotouch, 435 Eldersville Rd.,  Burgettstown  Pa.  15021

 

Vince Kotouch at Outpost

 

#1. Vince Kotouch at the Outpost.

 

#2. These were two soldiers that were caught in an avalanche at Attu. They were being buried at Little Falls Cemetery at Massacre Bay.
Attu Outpost Mess Hall

 

#3. This was the Mess Hall we used at the Outpost. It burned down shortly after this picture was taken.
Attu Hut Pinups

 

#4. Pinups that we had hanging in our Hut on Attu.
Attu - Barges at the Outpost

 

#5. This picture, and the next, were of barges beached at the Outpost. The Back of one barge was torn off by the rough waters of the Bearing Sea.
Attu - Barges at the Outpost #2

 

#6. This is another picture of barges beached at the Outpost.
V. Kotouch on Right...Guardshack and Outhouse at the Outpost

 

#7. This was our Guardshack and Outhouse at the Outpost on Attu. I'm on the right.
Vince Kotouch on right...

 

#8. This was at our Guardshack and Outhouse at the Outpost on Attu. I'm on the right.
The Williwaw Movie Theater at Massacre Bay between 1943 - 1945

 

#9. This is the Williwaw Movie Theater located on Massacre Bay between 1943 - 1945.
Attu - Vince Kotouch at the Outpost

 

#10. This is me, Vince Kotouch, at the Outpost.
Attu - Vince Kotouch at the Outpost

 

#11. Vince Kotouch at the Outpost.

 

Last Updated: 04 January 2013 12:02