Battle for the Aleutians
During World War II the remote Aleutian Islands, home to the Unangan (Aleut) people for over 8,000 years, became a fiercely contested battleground in the Pacific. This thousand-mile-long archipelago saw invasion by Japanese forces, the only American soil occupied in the war; a mass internment of American civilians; a 15-month air war; and one of the deadliest battles in the Pacific Theater.Read More
The Aleutian Campaign
The Aleutian Campaign claimed thousands of lives and culminated in one of the deadliest battles in the Pacific.Read More
Unangax (Aleut) Evacuation and Internment
In a tragic and shameful episode, the U.S. government forcibly removed nearly 900 Unangax (Aleut) people from their homes in 1942.Read More
Birthplace of Winds, Cradle of Storms
On the map, the Aleutian archipelago appears as a series of stepping stones stretching from Alaska to Siberia.Read More
Did You Know?
At Dutch Harbor, some Marines enjoyed the Bachelor Officers Quarters (BOO) of the Naval Operating Base. The BOO was the officers' club, holding a long bar, nice lounge area and fire place. In the center of the floor laid a terrazzo symbol of the Alaskan Sector Command (ALSEC). This terrazzo symbol was designed by Armand Rizan, and was laid in 1943. Today, it is located at the Museum of the Aleutians.