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Perched on jagged peaks in one of the most remote regions of the United States, the decaying Dutch Harbor Bunkers have sat silent and empty for over six decades. Their solid concrete forms blend into the crumbling rock around them, a reminder of the history of the Aleutian Islands Campaign in which the U.S. military struggled to regain control of these Alaskan outposts.

26 On June 3, 1942, a Japanese aircraft carrier strike force launched air attacks over two days against the Dutch Harbor Naval Base and Fort Mears in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. In this photo, bombs explode in the water near Dutch Harbor, during the attack on June 4, 1942. (U.S. Navy) #


LIFE in the Aleutians: Rare Photos From World War II's Forgotten Front

<strong>Not published in LIFE.</strong> Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands, WWII, 1943.