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    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?

A PBY plane surrounded by crew

A PBY plane piloted by Lt. Jean Cusick was sent from Dutch Harbor, on June 3, 1942, to locate Japanese forces in the Pacific. He was shot down by enemy fighters en route. Five men out of the seven-man crew survived the crash and got into life rafts. Cusick and his enlisted pilot died on the rafts from their wounds. The other three were captured by the Japanese, and became the first prisoners of war in the Aleutian Campaign.