Our page on aircraft crashes gives details of several in the Kodiak area including one 10 January 1963 of a P2V-7. This is the crash that is often credited as being at the star site. In fact it is around on the other side of the mountain.
For ten images of the view from the star site, go to our page on the USCG base.
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 17:23:42 -0700 From: Ken (at) teammiata.com Subject: Web Site - Aircraft crashes Hi I came across your site and really enjoyed it. On your crash site page you mention a memorial that isn't to any one crash. I was stationed at Kodiak from '77 to '81 and helped set-up that memorial. I was in charge of Public Affairs for the Coast Guard in Kodiak. It started with the chaplains wanting to set up a memorial of some sort. I can't remember if they really had any particular event in mind at the time (I seem to recall their learning of the P-2 crash on Old Womens, and that might have been the spark). But I started to do research into all the plane crashes where the aircraft were either from Kodiak or heading to it at the time of the crash. We were all amazed at all the crashes I came across. I said, considering all the people that had died, that it really wasn't fair to memorialize just one crash out of so many. The correct thing would have been to list all the crashes, but we had a very small budget and to do the complete list would have cost a lot more then we had. At the time we were also working to place a memorial on Attu for all that had died out there as well. Thanks for keeping those crashes alive "so to speak" so that they won't be forgotten. Ken Freeze PACS, USCG (ret) PS - my son has a web site dealing with plane crashes. http://www.check-six.com Ken
http://www.kadiak.org/star.html This page created 2001 December 23, Updated 2005 April 8