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
Battle for the Aleutians
The Lost Villages
Biorka, Kashega, and Makushin, three villages surviving centuries of change only to disappear during World War II.
Story of the Month: Eleanor Mae Cramer
Working in the Burbank Lockheed Aircraft Plant, she recalls plant security, secret product development, rationing, & bomb scares.
Stories of the Aleutians
Learn what life was like in the Aleutian Islands during World War II through interviews, photos, and more.
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.
Last updated: February 22, 2019