Doug Kohlhepp's Adak Photos
I want to let you know how much I enjoyed the photo collection
you have posted on the Web documenting the history of Adak.
My father, Technician 4th Grade Louis W. Kohlhepp, was stationed
on Adak from November 17, 1944 to November 3, 1945 as a member
of the Finance Detachment. When he died recently, I inherited
his scrapbook containing many photos of his time on Adak.
My curiosity about Adak led me to your Web site. I have
scanned and attached several of his photos, and you are most welcomed
to post them on your site although I'm afraid I don't have much
in the way of accompanying descriptions. The following are the
few notes I have.
- Quonset Huts
- The "Tundarena" .
Could be a gym or bowling alley.
- The Post Office
- Qonset Huts. Based on other pictures
on your site, I believe that Mt. Moffett is in the background
- Quonset Huts, muddy road.
- Group Photo. My father is on the
far left of this group photo
- Zeto Point. Again, based on other
photos, I believe this picture depicts Quonset huts on Zeto Pt.
(Editor notes: good guess, and I don't know where it is either,
but examination of the sun angle shows that the view is west,
the road is fairly substantial and roads this large existed in
only a few places back then. We see men walking on a footpath
that extends in the foreground to a boardwalk that spans some
water visible. For the moment, I am guessing that this is in
the vicinity of what is now Roberts Housing, and the road is
the road between downtown and Finger Bay.).
- Headquarters of the 11th AF
- Good picture of Mt Moffett. The
flat valley is on the southwest of Lake Andy, view is to the
- Quonset Hut, view southwest, Mount
Reed at left background. Probably on the hill halfway from Roberts
Housing to Bering Hill. Compare to (medium
views, place the point of view at the far right looking leftward
across a small valley, then at the hill, then at Mount Reet in
- Movie Theater, probably
- Officer's Club. The building
is labeled "The Valley Club" but my father annotated
the picture as "The Officers' Club" (Editor's note:
This building shows up in 1949 as the chapel in the
Fredric Forney Collection).
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