I've had a pleasure
to be contacted by James A. Hamlin, WW II veteran, who generously
agreed to share his memories about his stay in Severodvinsk (former Molotovsk)
during WW II. James's ship docked in Molotovsk to unload cargo for about
a month in December 1943.
James on the photo taken during the WW II.
In February 1996, James have been awarded the Commemorative medal "The 50th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War" (World War II) by Russian Government.
Article from The Armed Guard Pointer as of May 1945, tells about stay of American crew in Molotovsk in fall of 1944.
from December 28, 1943 about sinking of German battleship by British fleet
was copied by James, who served as United States Navy Radioman.
Please contact me if you know anybody who was a prisoner of Yagrinlag in Molotovsk or have any information about the camp.