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    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska

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Janis Kozlowski
Greg Dixon
Program Manager
Cultural Resource Technician
240 W 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
240 W 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 644-3503
janis_kozlowski@nps.gov
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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.