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Fort Glenn, Cape Field at

Fort Glenn, Alaska
County of Aleutian Islands.
National Register Number: 87001301
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - air facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: Ak-At- Large Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 28, 1987):
Decommissioned in 1950, Fort Glenn, which provided aerial defensive cover for the U.S. bases in Unalaska Bay, is the most comprehensive and intact World War II base in the Aleutian Islands. Constructed between January and April 1942, Cape Field's first runway was then the U.S. Army's most westerly airfield in the Aleutian Islands. Fighter pilots stationed at Fort Glenn led the counterattack against Japanese pilots bombing Dutch Harbor on June 3-4, 1942, Fort Glenn also served as the initial forward base to launch bombing attacks on Japanese installations at Attu and Kiska.

Currently, there are no threats.

There are no changes since the last report.

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