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Kiska - a World War II Battlefield Landscape

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Kiska - a World War II Battlefield Landscape

395 Whittier Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
May 4th, 2012 - October 13th, 2012
Opening: May 4th, 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.museums.state.ak.us/asm/asmho...
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
lisa.golisek@alaska.gov
PHONE:  
907.465.2901
OPEN HOURS:  
Summer 8:30am to 5:30pm daily, May 13, to mid-September. Winter hours 10am to 4pm Tuesday through Saturday from September 27 to mid-May. Open free the first Friday of every month from 4:30 until 7pm

DESCRIPTION

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.