Battle of Dutch Harbor

Six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese aircraft struck at US Army and Navy installations at Dutch Harbor on Amaknak Island. In the evening of June 3, 1942, Kate bombers from the carriers Junyo and Ryujo descended from a heavily overcast sky to find Dutch Harbor in the eye of the storm, an ripe target from the suddenly clear sky. To the shock of the pilots, the air filled with anti-aircraft fire - a secret Japanese message warning of the attack had been intercepted three weeks before, and since late May the installation had been on high alert. Finding neither an airfield nor a carrier fleet at Dutch (as they had expected) the Japanese pilots turned to secondary targets, and unleashed their loads on the Margaret Bay Naval barracks, killing 25 servicemen. - NPS




Timeline

Y/M/D Description Place
1942/06/03 Japanese Navy attack Fort Meares and Dutch Harbor Dutch Harbor Naval Operating Base and Fort Mears, US Army, Unalaska Island
1942/06/04 Eleven Japanese Zeroes and 19 bombers attack Unalaska hitting Naval structures, fuel tanks, the hospital and a direct hit to the Northwestern' forward port deck. SS NORTHWESTERN Shipwreck Site, Unalaska Island
1942/06/04 Eleven Japanese Zeroes and 19 bombers attack Unalaska hitting Naval structures, fuel tanks, the hospital and a direct hit to the Northwestern' forward port deck. Dutch Harbor Naval Operating Base and Fort Mears, US Army, Unalaska Island

Shop Amazon
Google Ad

Google Ad