Kiska - a World War II Battlefield Landscape
Kiska Island is a battlefield landscape of world significance and yet is a little known story of the World War II Pacific Theatre. This unique Aleutian WWII exhibit includes both historic and modern day images of the Kiska battlefield landscape. Uninhabited before and after the war, the island still bears all the scars of battle, providing a raw and jarring image. Kiska Harbor and nearby areas abound with Japanese occupation sites and defensive structures, many replete with heavy armament that was abandoned in place. U.S. bomb craters dot the tundra, and Japanese gun barrels still point skyward, evocative reminders of the ferocity of the air war.