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    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska

For Kids

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Cover of the Aleutian World War II Junior Ranger booklet

Be a Junior Ranger

If you love history, cultures or far-away places, you need to check out the Aleutian World War II Junior Ranger book! With an answer key included, your parents can check how you do on the activities as you learn about this little-known part of America.

For those of you who do not live in or near Unalaska, the "Getting Started" section of the booklet will not be useful. It directs you to visit places in the community to learn more. While these activities could be useful for everyone, they are not critical to the completion of the booklet.

A Junior Ranger badge is awarded to each person who completes the exercises in the booklet. To obtain a badge, contact:

Alaska Public Lands Information Center
ALEU Jr. Ranger Program
605 W 4th Ave, Suite 105
Anchorage, Ak 99501
(907)644-3661 or toll free in the US (866)869-6887

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.