Jack Thomas was interviewed on July 19, 2016 by Jan Yaeger at his home in Seldovia, Alaska. In this interview, Jack talks about working in the logging business at Jakolof Bay, fishing for crab with Joseph "Josie" Carlough, and how much he likes the freedom on living in a place like Seldovia. He talks about his friends Jack Hopkins and Bob Gruber, and about his welding and building activities.
Tony Ransom (R.T.) Schultz was interviewed on February 21, 1975 by Bob Wright in Fairbanks, Alaska. In this excerpted portion of the longer interview, Tony talks about observations and experiences when working as a pilot out of Cape Thompson in the early 1960s. These include seeing an odd cloud when flying out of Kotzebue in 1962 that he thinks was from a Russian atomic test,and the U-2 airplane that landed at Kotzebue.
Lee Griffin was interviewed on August 1, 2000 by Kathy Price at his office in the Environmental Resources Division in Building 3023 on Fort Wainwright, Alaska. In this interview, Lee talks about U.S. Air Force strategic surveillance and reconnaissence operations based out of interior Alaska during the Cold War. He discusses the difference between strategic and tactical reconnaissance, describes the different types of operations (photo reconnaissance, electronic reconnaissance, weather reconnaissance, and long-range detection), and explains their missions and terminology. Lee also mentions connections between scientific research and military operations.