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    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska

Amaknak Island Map

The map below allows you to observe several key landmarks on Amaknak Island. On June 3, 1942, a Japanese air raid on Dutch Harbor brought World War II to the Aleutian Islands and American soil.

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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.