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"Operation Snowbird" flight to Alaska from Larson Air Force Base

Interior view showing mechanical infrastructure and bomb holding for an airplane in flight to Galena, Alaska. The flight departed from Larson Air Force Base, Washington to participate in "Operation Snowbird" a polar military training exercise (negative 8 of 12).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Donna Persson with a moose carcass

Donna Persson and an unidentified man stand beside a hanging quarter of a moose at her home in Galena, Alaska. Persson, a former resident of Oswego, Oregon was living in Galena with her husband, Ken Persson who worked as a supervisor of electronics at the CAA Communications Station.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Galena, Alaska

View of Galena, Alaska taken during "Operation Snowbird," a polar military training exercise. The photograph is taken from the roof of a building and shows a small collection of small buildings in a snowy field (negative 9 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Men eating turkey from burnt barracks building in Galena, Alaska

Five men wearing heavyweight snowsuits eating turkey in the rubble of the mess hall at a military encampment in Galena, Alaska. The mess hall burned in a fire during "Operation Snowbird," a polar military training exercise. The photograph was published in the January 26, 1955 Oregon Journal with the caption, "Kitchen was overdone but the turkey was perfect after fire destroyed mess hall and other buildings Monday at site of Operation Snow Bird in Alaska. Turkeys had been placed in field ovens Sunday night to roast for Monday dinner. After charred remains of buildings cooled, men ate birds, but complained jokingly of cook who failed to make dressing."

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

People on board the Westward

Art Pack shooting film with an Akeley camera while Brownie Pack (black cap) and two unidentified people stand on the deck of the MV Westward. Two other men look out from the windows of the pilot house.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

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