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    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska

11th Fighter Squadron

"Our Squadron had four pilots on standby in the Alert Shack on the ramp ready to scramble if the radar picked up anything. I was one of those pilots."

Glen R. Ellis, pilot, 11th Fighter Squadron, 1943-1944

 
Pilots of the 11th Fighter Squadron
Pilots of the 11th Fighter Squadron on Adak Island in Alaska in 1944. Glen Ellis stands second from the right.
Courtesy retired Lt. Col. Glen R. Ellis, pilot, 11th Fighter Squadron, 1943-1944.
 
 
Ellis working on a plane
Glen Ellis and some members of the 11th Air Force work on a plane.
Courtesy retired Lt. Col. Glen R. Ellis, pilot, 11th Fighter Squadron, 1943-1944.

Did You Know?

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The Ounalashka Corporation was established in 1973 as the Alaska Village Corporation for Unalaska. This corporation was one of many Native Alaskan corporations that were formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971.