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War Comes to Alaska

War Comes To Alaska

Many people find it surprising to learn that a significant chapter of World War II, including bombardments and strafing by enemy aircraft, the capture of land by enemy ground forces, and large scale amphibious invasions with heavy loss of life, occurred on United States soil in the Territory of Alaska. This exhibit …

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War Comes to Alaska

Battle of Attu

The Occupation of Attu and Kiska

Kiska and Attu Islands in the Aleutians, as well as Guam, occupied by the Japanese during WWII, was the first U.S. soil occupied by a foreign power since the War of 1812. Attu Island, the westernmost in the Aleutian Chain, is 1100 miles from the Alaskan mainland, but only 650 miles from the Japanese …

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