Al-Can Highway and Aleutians War
These photos were taken of the construction of the Alaska Canada Highway by Spec 5 Charles King (Charlie King). All rights are reserved.

I am currently working with Charlie's sons to annotate the series.

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Comments on Flickr have a permanent ID or "Permalink". The ID of each photo isn't as easy to see. I am adding a unique identifier to each photo, in the description. The format will be CKing_nnnnnnnnn

[2006aug09 -- my apologies; evidently only Flickr enrollees may comment, even on public photos. What a bummer. Try two browser windows, one for the picture ID and the other for commenting at the web log, located here Comments on Al-Can and Aleutians photos. g ]

Because we're nearly 3,000 miles apart as the raven flies (further if one drives the entire length; and even further when one considers constructing the highway as Charlie did), this digital project must be constructed in public, therefore please bear with us as things change.


Charlie King served with the 18th Engineers for at least eighteen months in Alaska and the Aleutians (the time he used to say he spent up there) but his papers say he was either in Canada (Vancouver) or on his way to Alaska and then to the Aleutians from April '42 to the time he left on Nov. 30, 1944.

His total foreign service was 2 years and 6 months. He was separated on 28, August 1945 at the age of twenty eight.

Charlie married Jean Roseberry in Santa Fé, NM about eight months later while working at the Bruns Army Hospital (now. College of Santa Fé) on April 8, 1946.

Charlie King was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 14, 1917 but lived in Oklahoma and Texas until the time he left for California. He lived for the short time before entry into the Army in Salida but was inducted in Sacramento.

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