Their most deadly enemy was the weather. Trapped at the edge of the world, the pilots, sailors, and soldiers of the Aleutian Campaign went out into the treacherous Aleutian waters and skies repeatedly. Some men flew thousands of miles to take the fight to the Japanese. Find out more about these brave men, their terrifying ordeals, their earthy humor, and sometimes tragic stories. Browse their photographs and memorabilia, as well.
Music, no other audio. Video displays a series of artifacts from the Aleutian Campaign: a Springfield M1903 rifle, a Bayonet Model 1905; a model 1917A1 metal helmet; anti-personnel stakes; and standard issue boots
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Featured here are a handful of key objects found in the Aleutian World War II Museum. They are emblematic of the equipment issued to servicemen in the Aleutians Campaign.