Everyone loves a parade! And a marching band is the perfect addition. This military band was most likely a part of the regiment from the Cordova Army Air Base that was built between June 1941 and July 1943. The airfield at Mile 13 was built as a result of appropriations secured from the government for the construction of several DLAND (Developing of Landing Areas for National Defense) projects, one of which was located in Cordova. Many of the military men who were stationed in Cordova remain in contact with the museum staff and a number of military photos in the collection are a result of this connection.
This photo came from the archives and collections of the Cordova Historical Society housed within the museum. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from Noon until 5 p.m.
Currently on exhibit in the Copper River Gallery “David Rosenthal – Art and Science on the Katmai Coast.”