The Aleutian Islands saw heavy fighting through much of World War II, and at the peak of the war, more than 60,000 servicemen were stationed in the farthest and most brutal reaches of the United States. On June 3 and 4, 1942, Dutch Harbor was bombed by the Japanese; a few days later they landed in the farthest reaches of the Aleutians, on Kiska and Attu Islands, and took local military outposts and entire villages captive. Many of the captured were transported to Japan
as prisoners of war. Through old newspapers, memorabilia, video footage, and exhibits about the "Aleutian Campaign," this quaint museum just outside the Unalaska Airport preserves bits of history from Alaska's fascinating and little-known role in these conflicts. The center is within easy walking distance of the ferry terminal.
2716 Airport Beach Rd., Unalaska, Alaska, 99692, United States