SNOW AND SAND

Men at War in the Aleutian Islands and North Africa



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EXPLORERS. Perhaps these U.S. Air Force reconnaissance men feel like Admiral Byrd. Looks like his territory. But they have Eskimo kids for company.

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TRANSPORT. This mammoth barge could hold a small army. Here it is floating reinforcements ashore for one of the Andreanof Island outposts.

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READY. This grim faced gun crew is ready to deal with whatever might come its way, as destroyer spills depth charges in icy Aleutian waters.



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GUARD. AT his post on an Aleutian convoy ship, Pvt. Reno Harden, Wenatchee, Wash., has to face an icy gale. “It ain’t poetic,” he says.

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MARKER. A British grave registration unit at work in Libya. Travelling behind the army, they record the graves, which are later removed.

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WARBIRDS. The wing with insignia of the U.S. Army Air Forces points down to a desert airport, with American planes parked or taking off.

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REPAIR. Yank mechanics S/Sgt. Harold P. Corey (left) and S/Sgt. George R. Oldfield, fixed up wrecked ME-109. That’s a Nazi BMW motorcycle.



For More on the War in the Aleutians and North Africa Check Out:

Last Letters from Attu: The True Story of Etta Jones, Alaska Pioneer and Japanese POW


United States Army in WWII – The Mediterranean – Northwest Africa: Seizing the Initiative in the West [Illustrated Edition]




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