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Attu Battlefield and U.S. Army and Navy Airfields on Attu

Aleutian Islands, Alaska
County of Aleutian Islands.
National Register Number: 85002729
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - battle site. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: AK-At-Large Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 4, 1985):
Attu was the site of the only World War II battle fought in North America. Its occupation by Japanese troops marked the peak of Japan's military expansion in the North Pacific. Its recapture by Americans in 1943 was costly for both sides. Afterward, Attu provided a base for bombing missions against Japanese territories.

Condition:
There are no threats to nthe landmark.

Recent issues include interest in the WWII related monuments and the Japanese recovery/Section 106 process.


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