KISKA POST-WWII PHOTOS
by
Alex Bond

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All of these photos of Kiska, including the Kiska home page map, were taken or provided by Alex Bond. Alex works for the Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, CA. Alex visits Kiska during the summer months conducting seabird research. Anyone having information or anecdotal accounts of seabirds on or around Kiska, especially around the WWII era, please get in touch with Alex.
   
1. The beached Japanese ship, Urajio Maru, on the north side of Kiska Harbour.
   
2. The dock at the harbour.
   
3. The dock from above with the M/V Tiglax anchored in the harbour.
   
4. Remnants of a Quonset Hut. Also note the telegraph poles on the horizon and the wooden fence in the foreground (very bottom) Near the harbour.
   
5. One of 4 Japanese 50 calibre anti-aircraft guns overlooking the harbour (these are likely the ones featured on the site now).
   
6. Close up of another of the 50 calibre guns.
   
7. Another former American hut at the harbour.
   
8. One of four Japanese 50 calibre anti-aircraft guns overlooking the harbour.
   
9. Another former American hut at the harbour.
   
10. Japanese bunker/hut. Note the rail ties as roof struts.
   
11. A clip from an M1 Garand rifle found near Witchcraft Point (the terminus of a road leading to the harbour and landing point for &S/Canadian troupes.
   
12. Gas mask found at Witchcraft Point.

 

Updated: 04 Jan 2013 12:13