Series: The Williwaw Newsletter

What was medical care like in one of the most remote corners of the world during World War II? How did enlisted men eat and celebrate holidays? Discover almost forgotten stories of people who were in the Battle for the Aleutians. The Williwaw staff welcome stories from veterans and their families! Please email us if you have a memory or story to share about the Aleutian Campaign in a future issue.

  • Aleutian Islands World War II National Historic Area

    Chapter 1: Williwaw April-May-June 2020

    Black and white photo of two men in uniform with an airplane

    The Aleutian Islands WWII National Historic Area's new quarterly newsletter. The Williwaw, started by the late Al King, has long been a great way for veterans of the Aleutian Campaign to stay connected. In recent years, Dave Rawlings has served as the editor. Now, we plan to continue the Williwaw as our program newsletter, available digitally and in a print version. Read more

  • Aleutian Islands World War II National Historic Area

    Chapter 2: Williwaw July-August-September 2020

    black and white photo of man bending over another man in a hospital bed.

    The fight against COVID-19 has been a real struggle. Our daily lives have changed in ways we never thought possible. As we work to adjust to the new realities facing us at home, school, and at work we, the editors, wanted to take the opportunity to share stories of those medical professionals who kept our boys on the Aleutian Islands fighting fit during World War II. Read more

  • Aleutian Islands World War II National Historic Area

    Chapter 3: Williwaw October-November-December 2020

    Black and white photo of men in decorated mess hall.

    The Holiday issue of the Williwaw, a quarterly newsletter from Aleutian Islands World War II National Historic Area. Read more