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What You Should Know
To review the Military History in Alaska, 1867-2000 visit the Joint Base Timeline.
African American Army Engineers – WWII Alaska
Many know about the Buffalo
Soldiers and Tuskegee Airmen, but few remember the African American Tuskegee (Alaska
– Canada) Alcan Highway contributions during WWII. Be sure to read the history
Experience. The completion of the Sikanni Chief River Bridge in Oct
1942 is credited as ending segregation, after a long fight, of the U. S.
Military in 1948.
WWI Selective Service
System Draft Records, 1917-1918.
Alaska having such a reputation for WWII, many researchers fail to review the
Alaska WWI Selective Service System Draft Records, 1917-1918. Over 16 thousand WWI draft registration cards
can be located on the FamilySearch
Deaths compilation provides death dates and cause of death along
with branch and additional military information of service personnel.
Richardson Cemetery archives in Anchorage, holds information on WWII military
burial records. Although many veterans were re-interred in their home cemetery,
many remained at the Ft. Richardson Cemetery.
Read history of National Cemetery of
Ft. Richardson. For a listing of Veteran Administration (VA) recorded burials
visit the Interment.net
Ft. Richardson website or Find-A-Grave
(6678 names provided).