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    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska

Theodore J Bouchette

WWII-era photo of Theodore Bouchette in uniform at Camp Clatsop

Lt. Ted Bouchette

Courtesy of Mike Bouchette, Sherwood, WI 54169 (Son of Capt. Theodore J. Bouchette)

Captain Theodore J. Bouchette was in Alaska with the 37th Infantry Regiment with service in Kodiak and the Aleutians from Sept 1941-March 1944.

Capt. Bouchette first arrived in Kodiak Alaska in 1941. He later took part in first landings on Adak and Amchitka where he lived in a dugout cave for 18 months. He also served on Attu during the battle where he escaped as one of the few survivors of his regiment following a Japanese kamikaze attack.

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.