LEO PEGLOSKI. World War II Photograph Album; n.d., 1944-1945. .2 cu. ft.
Leo Pegloski was a U. S. Army soldier who served at Nome Air Base during World War II. He was a member of the 1416th Army Air Force Base Unit, Air Transport Command. Nome Air Base was the final stop in United States Territory for Lend Lease airplanes ferried through Alaska to Siberia.
The collection consists of the World War II era photograph Album of U. S. Army soldier Leo Pegloski. The collection contains: a xerographic copy of the original 25 page album; the original Alaskan album cover and inside pages with a map of the North Pacific Ocean and the poem, "Alaska's Flag," by Marie Drake; 3 black and white photo post cards; and 168 original black and white prints. Subjects of the post cards include: a beaver at Jasper National Park (Taylor photo); an Inupiaq woman ice fishing dressed in a parka; and a mountain scene of the Midnight Sun (Jacobs of Nome photo). Subjects of the original prints include: U. S. Army soldiers at Nome Air Base; Nome street and beach scenes; Inupiat peoples; whale boats; Lend Lease aircraft; Nome Air Base vehicles including snow plows, tractors and jeeps; a gold dredge; mine buildings; and area scenery. Nome buildings pictured include: the U. S. Post Office and Court House, the Dream Theater, the Nome Nugget newspaper office, the Gluepot restaurant, and the Nome Motor Company.
The collection was acquired by the archives in 2007.