Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP68549
Date Body Found: April 12, 2020
Location Found: Shoals Point on Kruzof Island near Sitka, Alaska
Estimated Age Range: 30-50 Years
Race / Ethnicity: Hispanic / Latino, Asian, American Indian / Alaska Native
Circumstances of Recovery: AST received a call from a bystander stating they located human remains while exploring Kruzof Island. The remains were located near Shoals Point on what used to be a road/path that has now become overgrown. No known grave sites are located nearby but the area is known for being a WWII site.
Condition of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
Harbor Defenses of Sitka, Alaska
LOCATION : Shoals Point, Kruzof Island (Fort Babcock)
6-inch Battery 290 Emergency 6-inch Battery Allen
The first men arrived at Shoals Point in 1942. About thirty men from Battery A of the 266th Coast Artillery were assigned to construct an emergency battery of two old six-inch guns that the Navy gave to the Army for the defense of Sitka Sound. The two guns were emplaced on pedestal mounts just above the high tide line and just inside the trees. The 266th Coast Artillery referred to these guns as Battery Allen in their Christmas Dinner Menu of 1942. Cpl. Ted Gutches spent much of 1942 and 1943 at Shoals Point and has shared stories, photos and other memorabilia from his visit.
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