Courtesy of Mac McGalliard.
Mac has written a number of stories about the war in the Aleutians, ranging from topics like the importance of enough fuel while flying missions, the joys and hazards of alcohol on base, and the aftermath of Japanese raids. All of them carry his colloquial style of story-telling and give great insights into what life was like for servicemen in the Aleutians - a blend of tedium, excitement, brotherhood and danger.
Did You Know?
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.