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    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska

Harrel Chancellor

Landing at Dutch Harbor on June 2, 1942 Harrel Chancellor would witness first-hand the bombing of Dutch Harbor as part of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 137th Infantry Division. He and his men would be shot at and trapped in fox holes during the raid and watch as barracks, oil tanks, ships and planes were targeted by Japanese planes.

Read Harrel’s account of the two-day event.

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.