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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Story of the Month: Charles House

With the Japanese approaching, House and his bunkmates scrambled to destroy what information they could before fleeing to the Alaskan tundra

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Remembering the Invasion of Kiska

2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Kiska, learn more about this historical event and the commemoration happening this year.

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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: March 29, 2018

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