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Seventy-Five Years at Willis Island



Chapter 1: Willis Island Today

Chapter 2: Willis Island is Conceived

Chapter 3: Willis Island is Born

Chapter 4: The Early Years
Extract from Overseas Telecommunication Veterans Newsletter, Submitted by Bob Inglis
Letter from Eric Riethmuller to Lyndon Wade, September 1981
Later Letter from Eric Riethmuller to Lyndon Wade

Chapter 5: Life in the 1930s

Chapter 6: Willis Island at War (1941–42)

Chapter 7: After the War

Chapter 8: Willis Island—1960s Style

Chapter 9: The Value of Willis Island

Chapter 10: The Original Inhabitants

Appendix 1: Willis Island Milestones

Appendix 2: Willis Island Officers

Appendix 3: Log of Willis Island Observations, December 1922

Appendix 4: References


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The buildings on Willis Island in the 1920s. (Photographs courtesy of W. T. P. Smith)

  Building A

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  Building B

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  Building C

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Erecting an antenna, 1922.

  Erecting an antenna

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Painting antenna guy wires, circa 1927. (Photograph courtesy of Eric Riethmuller)

  Painting antenna guy wires

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