Blunt's Point Battery
Sign showing the trail to Blunt's Point Battery
One of the 50 Caliber Machine guns used to fortify the Island of American Samoa
View of the US Flag and the Flag of American Samoa in the background of the gun picture
View of the Harbor as seen from blunt's pont
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.