Sitka Naval Operating Base (historical) in Sitka Borough AK


Sitka Naval Operating Base (historical), Sitka Borough, Alaska

Sitka Naval Operating Base (historical) is a historical feature (military) in Sitka Borough. The primary coordinates for Sitka Naval Operating Base (historical) places it within the AK 99835 ZIP Code delivery area.

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Feature Name: Sitka Naval Operating Base (historical)
Category: Alaska physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Historical
Class: Military
Description: National Historic Landmark. Located on Japonski Island.
History: This was the Navy's first air station in Alaska when World War II began. Planes patrolled Southeast Alaskan waters to track down reported submarine or other enemy activity. In the first months of the war it was one of the few installations prepared to protect the North Pacific. Established on 1 October 1939 and renamed on 20 July 1942.
Borough: Sitka Borough
Latitude: 57.05027771
Longitude: -135.349441528
GNIS ID: 2494437

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