Blunt's Point Battery
The Blunts Point Battery, also known as Blunts Point Naval Gun or Matautu Ridge Gun Site, is a gun battery on Matautu Ridge near Pago Pago, American Samoa. It was part of the fortification of the Samoan Islands which took place after the attack on Pearl Harbor and is a rare example of a World War II Pacific coastal gun which remains in relatively pristine condition. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987
Backstory and Context
American Samoa served as an important training and supply point for the US Military. Fortifying this land mass was critical for the US during WWII. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, any other attack or loss of an island close to American soil could have been catastrophic to the United States.