Conflict & War

a flight crew stands in front of a propeller plane in 1942
John Pletcher and his crew on October 28, 1942 at Adak, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands. NPS Photo
Alaska's national parklands and historic sites preserve and share the history of conflict and war in the 49th state. 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. Discover the stories, people, and places of war and conflict in Alaska's parklands below.
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