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    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska

Forces on Kiska

"Forty-four men served in the Navy Mobile Anti-Aircraft Battery 411. These men trained on 40mm, 20mm and .50 caliber machine guns."

Roger Jeanfaivre, electrician mate 3rd class, Navy Mobile Anti-Aircraft Battery 411
 
"I was an electrician. The guns ... the 40mm guns were electrically controlled and my job was to start the generator and get it up to speed and then transfer ... the electricity to the gun. When they were all set ... my job was just to keep the generator running."

Roger Jeanfaivre, electrician mate 3rd class, Navy Mobile Anti-Aircraft Battery 411
 

Did You Know?

USFWS photo of a pair of whiskered auklets on Unalaska Island

The waters around Unalaska Island are one of the few places in the world to find the rare whiskered auklet.