Volume 1, No. 1 of "The Shemya Mailbag" was printed in June of 1987. In the words of Dan Lange, Editor and chief bottle washer of The Shemya Mailbag, the newsletter "is for those people who served on Shemya and who now belong to the Shemya Veterans of W.W.II. Through these pages we can re-live the days of 40 years ago when we were put on that 2x4 mile piece of tundra to defend our country. We can talk of the good and the bad times of things that took place in a different world than the one we live in today." Dan Lange, who graciously supplied the P-38 "Little Butch" photos seen on the Shemya WWII pages, was also the crew chief of the "Little Butch," and was stationed on Shemya during WWII. Volume 8 No 3, published in September of 1994, was the last issue of The Shemya Mailbag to be published.
My goal is to extract selected articles from issues of The Shemya Mailbag supplied by Dan, and make them available to Shemya web site visitors. I'll attempt to keep them in some sort of chronological order. They are in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, which will require you to either have a stand-alone copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader (available for free from http://www.adobe.com, in which case you'd have to download the file and read it from your hard drive) or the Adobe Acrobat Reader Plug-in (also free, allows you to read the documents on-line) for your browser. I'd recommend downloading the Reader Plug-in for your browser if you're browser is capable of using it. As I get each article prep'd and uploaded, I'll add it to this page.
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