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
Remembering the Battle of Attu
2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Attu, learn more about this historical event and the commemoration happening this year.
Story of the Month: Joe Sasser
"The Japanese just kept coming… they just took their hand grenades and pulled the pin on it and blew their stomach out completely."
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: May 8, 2018