• Image of four aviators at leisure, playing cribbage

    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska


Video and multimedia stories of the people involved in the War in the Aleutians can be found here.

Please note that you must have the latest version of Adobe Flash. You can download the latest version here.

  • Makushin (1.5 MB) - Left-click "Makushin," at left, once. This should open a new window in which the (~ 3 minute) video will play.

    The video also plays below, automatically. Refresh your web browser to start over.

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Did You Know?

Image of floor tiles with acronym ALSEC

At Dutch Harbor, some Marines enjoyed the Bachelor Officers Quarters (BOQ) of the Naval Operating Base. The BOQ was the officers' club, holding a long bar, nice lounge area and fire place. In the center of the floor laid a terrazzo symbol of the Alaskan Sector Command (ALSEC). This terrazzo symbol was designed by Armand Rizan, and was laid in 1943. Today, it is located at the Museum of the Aleutians.