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    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska

Written Histories

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Attu Boy, by Nick Golodoff. Click the image above to download the entire book, or download specific chapters with the links at left.

Attu Boy

In 2012, the National Park Service published the wartime experiences of Nick Golodoff, a six-year-old Attuan boy when taken prisoner by the Japanese in WWII. Golodoff's Attu Boy tells, through a child's eyes, the story of that extraordinary and tragic experience.

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Cover of "World War II Aleut Relocation Camps in Southeast Alaska," by Charles Mobley. Click the image above to download the entire history, or select from various chapters, at left.

World War II Aleut Relocation Camps in Southeast Alaska

Read Charles Mobley's extensive archaeological investigations of the relocation camps the displaced Aleutian natives called home during the war.

Did You Know?

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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.