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    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska

Maps

Wind and waves - the forces of nature dominate the Aleutian Islands. This chain of islands is vast, stretching 1,200 miles (1,900 kilometers) across the North Pacific. Maps are crucial to not only planning a visit to this far-off place, but also to understanding how geography shaped the stories of this campaign in World War II.

 
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Did You Know?

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The Ounalashka Corporation was established in 1973 as the Alaska Village Corporation for Unalaska. This corporation was one of many Native Alaskan corporations that were formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971.