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LORAN STATION UNMAK
52 56 05.5 N  - 168 57 23.5 W (MIT 1948)

Pictures:

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

SEP 1943

Construction Date

JUL – AUG 1943

Constructed by:

CONSTRUCTION DET “A”

Established:

AUG 1943
10 SEP 1943 - Commissioned

Disestablished:

MAR 1950 

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

BERING SEA

Station Letter designation:

1L0, “U”

Station code name:

UNCLE 

Station Unit Number:

CG UNIT 40
NAVY Unit 85 (FPO)
NAVY 624 – changed 8 AUG 1944 (FPO)
NAVY Unit 151 (FPO)

Station AKA:

 

On-air testing date:

SEP 1943

Operational date:

10 JUL 1944*
*Ten-hour service was instituted 18 October, 1943; 16-hour service on 10 November; 22-hour service on 1 January, 1944; and 24-hour service on 10 July, 1944.

Operations Ceased:

MAR 1950

Station Operation:

Single SLAVE

Station pair:

1L1, ST PAUL

Loran Rate:

1L1

On-Air:

SEP 1943

Off-Air

1950

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

 

Personnel Allowance:

1943: 1 ENS/LTJG – 13 enlisted

Miscellaneous:

28 JAN 1943 CG directed to establish a Loran Station
One year rotation established in 1943.
Station located at CAPE STARR
Nikolski Racon Station – Lorsta personnel assigned to maintained.

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

1st CO: ENS John J O’Meara 10 SEP 1943 – 28 OCT 1943
2nd CO: ENS Frank Drouin 28 OCT 1943 – 27 APR 1944
Temp CO: CRT Mark G Lucus 16 DEC 1943 – 16 JAN 1944
3rd CO: ENS/LTJG Hugh J LeBlanc 28 APR1944 – 26 SEP 1945

4th CO: LT John R Reddock 26 SEP 1945
CO: LTJG Malcolm E Clark Nov 1948 - Oct 1949

 

Pictures  Click on picture for larger images

Picture from google earth.

The photos below are contributed by Walter Goldschmidt
His father Walter C. Goldschmidt served DEC 1945 to May 1946


The station


The station


Another view


Antenna field


Loran Shack


Watchstander on watch


Walter himself


Standing guard at the LORAN crew living quarters


Walter with M-1 rifle and dog


Two of the crew


One of the crew and dog


Crew on top of hill - Walter on left


Walter in middle


Weather worn US Flag on Aleutians - Walter on left
Snow covered volcanic peak in background


Ski Party Dutch Harbor


Climbing on Unga Island

Thanks Walt Jr.!

 

 

 

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