Aleutian World War II National Historic Area

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Planning Your Visit

Things To Do The Aleutian World War II National Historic Area follows the historic footprint of the U.S. Army Fort Schwatka located at Ulakta Head on Mount Ballyhoo. The fort is one of four coastal defense posts built in 1942 and 1943 to protect the Dutch Harbor Naval Operating Base. ...

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Introduction

The Aleutian World War II National Historic Area offers visitors a glimpse of both natural and cultural history, and traces the historic footprints of the U.S. Army Base, Fort Schwatka, located at the Ulakta Head on Mount Ballyhoo. This fort, on Amaknak Island in the Aleutian Island Chain of ...

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In A Nutshell

Frequently Asked Questions My relative was stationed in the Aleutians during World War II. How can I find his/her service records and other details? Immediate relatives of servicemen and servicewomen can get their service records through the National Archives and Records ...

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Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit Today, the Aleutian World War II National Historic Area reflects a dramatic—if solemn—slice of history. Visitors to the area may explore the remaining structures and ruins, and sense the scope of the war effort mounted in the Aleutians to protect the United States from the Japanese invasion. ...

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