Copy of a 15-page narrative about the occupation of Shemya, Alaska, from 1943 to 1945 written by T/4 Andrew Thompson and T/4 Walter Wilson and published by Shemya Post Information and Education Office, APO 729, undated (circa 1945). It describes the landing on, and occupation of, Shemya, one of the Aleutian Islands, by troops selected from the Fourth Infantry Regiment in May 1943. This was part of the campaign to retake the islands of Attu and Kiska from Japan which had occupied them in 1942. The narrative then describes life at the base on Shemya, known as APO 729, until the end of the war.
Copy of a 4-page roster of U.S. Army and Red Cross personnel stationed at the 329th Station Hospital, APO 729, on Shemya in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, undated (circa 1945).
“The Huddle”, Vol. 2, No. 3, dated October 16, 1945 . A 12-page newsletter “published by and for permanent personnel and patients of the Hospital Ship "Jarrett M. Huddleston”. The ship was originally launched as the “Liberty Ship” "SS Samuel F.B. Morse" on September 28, 1942 before being sold to the War Department to be converted to a hospital ship between November 1943 and August 1944. Commissioned "USAHS Jarrett M. Huddleston" in August 1944, the ship operated between the east coast of the United States and the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater of Operations until it was decommissioned in December 1945. Commissioned as "USAT Jarrett M. Huddleston" in 1946, it became surplus in 1949 and was scrapped in 1971.
Hold Fast!: Historical Bits of Pathos, Lore, Heroism and Satire About the Veteran Ninth Infantry Division, circa 1945
Joseph B. Mittelman
A 57-page publication produced by division historian Joseph B. Mittelman titled “Hold Fast!: Historical Bits of Pathos, Lore, Heroism and Satire About the Veteran Ninth Infantry Division” published in Germany circa 1945. The U.S. Army Ninth Division was activated on August 1, 1940 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and served in North Africa, Sicily, France and Germany during World War II.
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