Aleutian World War II National Historic Area

Amaknak Island in the Aleutian Island chain, 800 miles west of Anchorage
Unalaska, AK 99685

907-581-1276

During World War II the remote Aleutian Islands, home to the Unangan (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 only American soil occupied in the war; a mass internment of American civilians; a 15-month air war; and one of the deadliest battles in the Pacific Theater.

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