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    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska

Forces on Kiska

"Forty-four men served in the Navy Mobile Anti-Aircraft Battery 411. These men trained on 40mm, 20mm and .50 caliber machine guns."

Roger Jeanfaivre, electrician mate 3rd class, Navy Mobile Anti-Aircraft Battery 411
 
"I was an electrician. The guns ... the 40mm guns were electrically controlled and my job was to start the generator and get it up to speed and then transfer ... the electricity to the gun. When they were all set ... my job was just to keep the generator running."

Roger Jeanfaivre, electrician mate 3rd class, Navy Mobile Anti-Aircraft Battery 411
 

Did You Know?

Image of floor tiles with acronym ALSEC

At Dutch Harbor, some Marines enjoyed the Bachelor Officers Quarters (BOQ) of the Naval Operating Base. The BOQ was the officers' club, holding a long bar, nice lounge area and fire place. In the center of the floor laid a terrazzo symbol of the Alaskan Sector Command (ALSEC). This terrazzo symbol was designed by Armand Rizan, and was laid in 1943. Today, it is located at the Museum of the Aleutians.