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Expansion - Adak

Tents and buildings around the harbor
Description: Painting, Oil on Board; by William F. Draper; 1942; Framed Dimension 25H X 28W
Accession #: 88-189-AI
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When the Japanese invaded in June 1942, there were no bases worthy of the name west of Dutch Harbor. American forces soon began a step-by step advance toward the western end of the Aleutian string and, by September 1942, had established a base on Adak. From there, ships and planes established a loose blockade around the Japanese positions on Kiska and Attu.

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