Battle for the Aleutians
Contact: Benjamin Hayes, 671-333-4052
Imagine a group of bitterly cold islands cloaked in perpetual fog where unrelenting winds howl through snowcapped mountains spread across 1,200 miles of the world’s most treacherous seas. This harsh environment describes the Aleutians, a chain of more than 300 U.S. islands of southwest Alaska and home to the Unangan people. Many mistakenly believe that Guam was the only U.S. territory captured by Japan. In 1942, however, Japan invaded the Aleutians and for over a year these islands became brutal battlefields where thousands perished.