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The combined Army Harbor Defense Command Post and Navy Harbor Entrance Command Post for Kodiak was installed in a reinforced concrete structure on a small hill north of the Buskin River. The facility was provided with independent power generating capacity, (anti-)Chemical Warfare Service, or CWS, gas-proofing equipment and more than 1000 square feet of office space.

Also installed here was a fire control switchboard room and an associated electrical storage battery room. They were both located at the far end of the main corridor.

Interestingly, the facility has only a single entrance, with no secondary or emergency exits that are common in similar installations elsewhere.



Entry Area


The entrance.
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Looking southwest in the entry corridor.
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Looking northeast into the entry corridor.
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The vestibule, looking north.
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The vestibule with doors to the entry corridor (far left), utility room (center) and airlock (center right).
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Utility Rooms


This small utility room is at the north end of the main corridor. It is not shown on the 1945 Army plan.
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Looking east in the main utility room.
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Looking south in the main utility room.
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The main utility room, looking northwest.
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The north end of the main utility room.
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Detail of boiler in the main utility room.
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Detail of electrical boxes in the main utility room.
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Airlock and Main Corridor


Doors from the entry vestibule to the main corridor (left) and airlock (right).
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Looking into the airlock from the main corridor.
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Detail of airlock door latch.
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The north end of the main corridor.
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Looking southwest in the main corridor.
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Looking northeast in the main corridor.
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CWS Room & Latrines


Looking northwest in the CWS equipment room.
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Looking southeast in the CWS equipment room.
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Looking into the enlisted men's latrine.
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The enlisted men's latrine.
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The utility space under the latrine area.
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Looking into the officers' latrine.
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Southeast Office Spaces


The northeast end of the office rooms.
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Looking southwest in the northeast most of the office rooms.
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Looking southeast in the office space.
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The southwest end of the office space.
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Looking northeast from the southwest end of the office space.
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Northwest Office Spaces


Looking south in the northeast room.
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The north corner of the northeast room.
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The east corner of the southwest room.
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Looking west in the southwest room.
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Switchboard Room and Battery Room


Looking southeast in the switchboard room.
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Looking northwest in the switchboard room, doors to the battery room (left) and main corridor (right).
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Detail of switchboard mounting location.
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Looking northwest in the battery room.
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Looking southeast in the battery room.
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Detail of battery storage rack. The batteries kept here contributed to powering the telephone system.
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Documents
Form 2May 1, 1944
PlanSeptember 1, 1945
Detail map of area.September 1944




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