• Image of four aviators at leisure, playing cribbage

    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska

Military Forces

11th Fighter Squadron 11th Fighter Squadron
Alaskan bases: Elmendorf Field, Ft. Randall, Ft. Glenn, Amchitka, Shemya
54th Fighter Squadron 54th Fighter Squadron
Alaskan bases: Elmendorf Field, Ft. Randall, Ft. Glenn, Adak, Amchitka, Shemya, Attu
73rd Bomber Squadron 73rd Bomber Squadron
Alaskan bases: Elmendorf Field, Ft. Randall, Umnak, Adak, Amchitka
Aerographers Aerographers
VP/VPB-61 VP/VPB-61
Alaskan bases: Aleutian Islands
VP/VPB-139 VP/VPB-139
Alaskan bases: Attu, Amchitka
Forces Stationed on Kiska Forces Stationed on Kiska

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.