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Dutch Harbor is one of few WWII sites where the US military built permanent small arms positions in any great number. While not a part of the Harbor Defense Project, the installations are an interesting example of 1940s era beach defense.

The positions seem to fall into two main categories; small octagonal positions about ten feet across, and larger structures of more varied design. The smaller octagons were probably intended as rifle positions, while the larger ones would be suitable for heavier weapons.







An octagonal type on Amaknak Spit.
July 2004
Another octagonal type, this one near the Grand Aleutian Hotel.
July 2004
The octagonal position at the memorial park has smaller openings than are typical.
July 2004
A large position at the memorial park.
July 2004
The large position at the memorial park.
July 2004






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