GEORGE VILLASENOR'S ATTU SCRAPBOOK
1945

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[Editor's Note: George Villasenor was a young lad of 16 when he joined the U.S. Navy. His assignment was to become a photographer...with eventual assignment to Attu, Aleutian Islands, AK.]

My group was attached to Fleet Air Wing Four and supported, among others, PB Squadron 136 located on Attu. Ensign G. W. Richardson was the commanding officer of the photo lab, Fleet Air Wing Four, and received letters of commendation from PBS 136, Commanding Officer E. F. Hayes. Today Johnnie, my wife, is my commanding officer, and works with me to preserve these photos, and to scan and pass them along for others to enjoy and to appreciate what the Aleutian veteran's of WW-II endured.

Some of these pictures had already been processed, and are provided as they were found. Others I took during my assignment to Attu.

George

e-Mail George at: gejovilla@sbcglobal.net

 

The Landing at Attu

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The Invasion of Attu

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Last Updated: 23 January 2014 09:33
Originally published 12 April 2001