ALC Press will soon release a book whose author started writing his memoirs in 1979 and continued until just before his death in 2001. The author is Paul E. Carrigan, a U.S. Navy Aerographer's Mate who served in the Aleutian Islands during World War II. Paul's job in the Navy was weather forecasting but also included serving as a waist gunner on PBY aircraft as they patrolled the Aleutian Islands and the waters of the Pacific and Bering Sea.
Paul had access to the libraries of Navy commanders, one of whom interviewed Japanese officers at the war's end. This gave Paul access to the testimony of these Japanese officers as well as after-action reports from both sides. Although this book is a memoir, it also includes facts about the war that may not be commonly known or contradicts existing lore.