Japanese Occupation Site, Kiska Island

Kiska Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

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Description 

In June 1942, Kiska, along with Attu Island, was occupied by the Japanese. The island was abandoned by them in response to the fall of Attu and American attacks on Japanese shipping. The Japanese withdrawal was accomplished in secrecy, with no loss of lives. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, February 4, 1985

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 4, 1985
Reference number
85002732
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic functions
Naval facility; Air facility
Current function
Conservation area
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1942; 1943
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 118
Contributing structures: 290
Contributing sites: 1
Contributing objects: 213