Battle for the Aleutians

During World War II the remote Aleutian Islands, home to the Unangax̂ (Aleut) people for over 8,000 years, became a fiercely contested battleground in the Pacific. This thousand-mile-long archipelago saw invasion by Japanese forces, the occupation of two islands; a mass relocation of Unangax̂ civilians; a 15-month air war; and one of the deadliest battles in the Pacific Theater. Read More

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75th Anniversary

Learn about the events for the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Dutch Harbor/Unalaska and the Unangax̂ (Aleut) Evacuation

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Unangax̂ (Aleut) Evacuation & Internment

In a tragic and shameful episode, the U.S. government forcibly removed nearly 900 Unangax̂ (Aleut) people from their homes in 1942.

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Stories of the Aleutians

Learn what life was like in the Aleutian Islands during World War II through interviews, photos, and more.

Last updated: July 7, 2017

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