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    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska

Frequently Asked Questions

My relative was stationed in the Aleutians during World War II. How can I find his/her service records and other details?

  • Immediate relatives of servicemen and servicewomen can get their service records through the National Archives and Records Administration. We have a list of some (but not all!) resources for veterans and their families here.


Did You Know?

A PBY plane surrounded by crew

A PBY plane piloted by Lt. Jean Cusick was sent from Dutch Harbor, on June 3, 1942, to locate Japanese forces in the Pacific. He was shot down by enemy fighters en route. Five men out of the seven-man crew survived the crash and got into life rafts. Cusick and his enlisted pilot died on the rafts from their wounds. The other three were captured by the Japanese, and became the first prisoners of war in the Aleutian Campaign.