Al Weber

Growing up in Jersey City as a child of the depression Al Weber says there wasn’t always a lot to eat. He joined the Coast Guard in 1935 to get three squares a day and put some weight on his thin frame. He worked for North American aircraft, the Bakersfield Railroad, taught radio skills to bomber pilots at Mather Field, California for the Air Force and then moved on to surveillance with the CIA. Enchanted with the idea of Alaska he used his radio skills to get a start in Alaska. His interest and expertise in radio carried him through a life time of work. Watch his interview to learn more about his contribution to the war effort and his later life in Alaska.

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56 minutes, 51 seconds

Part one of an interview with Al Weber, veteran of the Aleutians Campaign of World War II

 

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Al Weber Transcript Summary (part two) - download full transcript above 0.57:44.2 Teaching radio in the engineering department at the University 0.59:27.8 Changes in technology 0.62:00.8 Working as a photographer 0.63:28.9 Short stint as a short order cook 0.65:02.4 Continued interest in radios 0.66:16.8 Closing the interview End of interview

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Part two of an interview with Al Weber, veteran of the Aleutians Campaign of World War II

Last updated: November 9, 2017

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