During my summer vacation I had the oppurtunity to visit Fort Abecrombie WW2 museum on Kodiak Island. Kodiak was a busy place during the war, it was the last settlement of any size with airfield and harbor facilities on the way to the Aluetians. They had substantial intellegence and signal operations there. The museum itself is really good, with a whole room set up as a ww2 radio room as you would have seen in the area. Also there are quite a few gun mounts there with real guns, not necessarily from the location.
This today is absolutley beautiful and a great place to spot wildlife, When I was there I spotted a pod of orca right off the point… The area is known fot its most famous resident the Kodiak Brown Bear.
It’s a wonderful museum they have there. Remember even today Kodiak is remote and isolated, and it’s modern when you compare it to Dutch Harbor the last stop on the way to Adak. Kodiak was the intellegence and control point for the Aleutian front.