ANONYMOUS COAST ARTILLERY SOLDIER. Photographs; n.d., 1941. .2 cu. ft.
The soldier who took these photographs was a cook with the 75th Coast Artillery Regiment (Anti-aircraft), Battery G. The regiment sailed from Seattle to Seward aboard the USAT St. Mihiel. Its 50 officers and 996 enlisted men arrived in Anchorage aboard the Alaska Railroad on November 30, 1940. The unit was stationed at Fort Richardson during World War II.
The collection consists of the World War II era photographs of a 75th Coast Artillery (AA) soldier. There are 190 black and white prints and 20 copy negatives of selected images. Subjects of the photographs include military training, fellow soldiers and cooks, scenery, and U.S. Army buildings and installations. Locations of the photographs include Fort Richardson, Palmer, Wasilla, Seward, and scenes along the Alaska Railroad between Seward and Anchorage.
The collection was acquired by the archives in 2002.