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    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska

Robert Ingram

Robert Ingram signed up for work with Siems Drake Puget Sound Construction and landed in Dutch Harbor where he worked on building the military installation while living on board the grounded steamship Northwestern. He survived the bombing of Dutch Harbor and the chaos that ensued immediately following the attack. When civilian workers were replaced in the Aleutians with Seabees Bob joined the US Navy and built prostheses for men injured in the war. Watch Bob’s interview and learn more about his life in the Aleutians and how the war physically and spiritually affected Dutch Harbor.
 
robert ingram relaxing in a chair
Robert Ingram, in 2012
Courtesy Robert Ingram
 
 

 

Did You Know?

Photograph of Japanese pilots before the raid on Dutch Harbor, 6 June 1942

When the Japanese invaded the islands of Attu and Kiska in June, 1942, it was the first time that an enemy occupied American soil since the War of 1812.