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Kodiak Alaska Military History



The official web site of the Kodiak Military History Museum


Chiniak Navy DF
This site is past the main buildings at the "little navy" site toward the south down a single lane track through alders that will scrape the sides of your vehicle badly. It's not a long walk from the main building site anyway and some of the antennas and the concrete posts will require a walk with knee boots. It's a very wet area.

There are two DF antenna array sites, a row of concrete posts with numbers on top and a foundation of an equipment building.

Apparently most of the underground cables are still in place.

In 1962 Pete Azzole took some pictures of the area too.

The pictures


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1 - This is how the DF building looked circa 1960.
2 - In 1998 this is all that remained of building D-1.
3 - Located in a line tangent to array AR-2 and running for hundreds of feet is a row of concrete pillars about three feet high with numbers stamped into a metal strap poured into the top of the pillar. The posts are marked (first post(s) in a tangle of undergrowth) 50-00, 56-40, 60-00, 86-40, (another post in dense undergrowth), 80-00, 83-20, 86-40, 90-00, 100-00, 110-00, 120-00, 130-00, 140-00, 150-00.
4 - Closeup of a concrete post with numbers on top. Here is a map marked with the approximate location of the posts.
5 - AR-1 Low band array is at the end of the trail/road. You can drive to this one.
6 - AR-2 High band array off to the northwest across a ditch and through the woods. Boots are necessary to get here. The small trees make it hard to find.
7 - AR-2 High band array off to the northwest across a ditch and through the woods. Boots are necessary to get here. The small trees make it hard to find.
8 - Map made from 120mm microfilm, printed 8x10 and scanned. Up is Northwest. Also see the autocad map below.
Navy site autocad map - DF building, gen bldg, log cabins, pump house - 94,538 bytes

This map was obtained from Jacobs Engineering, contractor for the US Army Corps of Engineers. It was created for the ex-military site cleanups. It depicts 1998 conditions. You may view it using your web browser if you install the free Autodesk Whip plugin. This will allow you to zoom, pan, and print the Autocad drawing.


Map Tour Coast Guard DF WW II Radar Tower WW II Plotting Bunker Air Force Tracking Station Home Page

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http://www.kadiak.org/chiniak/df.html This page created 1998 November 30, revised 2002 April 14

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