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Dutch Harbor Naval Operating Base and Fort Mears, U.S. Army

Unalaska, Alaska
County of Aleutian Islands.
National Register Number: 85002733
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - military facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: AK-At Large Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 4, 1985):
This complex was the farthest west of the navy's Alaska bases when the Japanese attacked the Aleutians in 1942. It was bombed for two days in the most serious air attack on North American territory during World War II. These bases were an important part of coastal defenses throughout the war.

Condition:
Some areas of the NHL have lost integrity to development and erosion,i.e. the pillbox on beach. Generally, the condition is greatly improved since 2004.

In 2007, a survey was conducted as part of a NHL boundary revision study.


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