LORAN Station, Adak, Alaska

Many LORAN stations were in remote, inhospitable places, such as this one in Adak, Alaska. They required extensive infrastructure—personnel quarters, water and fuel tanks, communications equipment, and electrical generators. LORAN duty was dull and tedious, but also relatively safe compared with many types of wartime service. 

Caption:
The typically austere conditions present at many remote LORAN stations during World War II.
Type: Photograph
Image Taken: Adak, Alaska, United States
Credit: National Archives and Records Administration
Origin: U.S. Navy
NARA 80-G 211852
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The typically austere conditions present at many remote LORAN stations during World War II.