• Image of four aviators at leisure, playing cribbage

    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska

Donald W Stobbs

Donald Stobbs was one of five in the family who served in World War II. He was trained as a Navy pilot and assigned to VPB-135 but as the war drew to a close pilots weren't in as high demand. He was retrained and served as a navigator on a PV-2 flying missions off Attu in the Aleutians. Through Donald's hand-written memoir and photos you can learn about his training experiences, troubles and life on the Aleutian chain.

Did You Know?

Photograph of Japanese pilots before the raid on Dutch Harbor, 6 June 1942

When the Japanese invaded the islands of Attu and Kiska in June, 1942, it was the first time that an enemy occupied American soil since the War of 1812.