Hammerhead Lodge Menu

By: Adak, Alaska (U. S. Navy) (Ephemera)

Price: $65.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+

This is a cardcover folder / menu with a decorated and stamped front cover. The interior contains two typed pages of menu items with prices under plastic holders. This menu is from circa 1955 at the Hammerhead Lodge which was the Naval Officer's mess on Adak Island, Alaska. "On 1 July 1950, the Air Force transferred Davis AFB to the United States Navy who established an anti-submarine warfare base there. Adak was most recently run by the U. S. Navy as a deployment base for P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft, primarily to conduct antisubmarine warfare operations against submarines and surveillance of naval surface vessels of the former Soviet Union. The Naval Air Facility was also reported to be used as a refueling stop for U-2, Dragon Lady, ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft. By the 1980s there were over 6,000 Navy personnel on the islands. With the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, NAS Adak's operational viability as a front-line military installation began to wane, and in the mid-1990s a decision was made by the federal government to cease military flight operations there under the military's Base Realignment and Closure Program (BRAC). On 31 March 1997, the Navy closed Adak Naval Air Facility. The lowering of the flag for the last time ended an era that began of 31 August 1942, when U. S. Forces landed on the Aleutian Island and established an advance base there for operations against the Japanese on Kiska and Attu Islands. The Navy left behind a contingent of 30 Navy personnel and 200 civilian contractors to maintain facilities, keep the runway open and begin an environmental cleanup."

Title: Hammerhead Lodge Menu

Author Name: Adak, Alaska (U. S. Navy) (Ephemera)

Categories: Ephemera,

Publisher: Adak, AK, Hammer Head Lodge: 0

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A37467

Keywords: Ephemera Adak Island, Alaska Hammerhead Lodge Officer's Mess United States Navy Alaska Menus Ephemera,