Attu 75: Refuge and Remembrance
We remember, we work to heal, and we honor the the lives lost and changed forever by the Battle of Attu, the only World War II battle fought on North American soil and within a National Wildlife Refuge. In June of 1942, the Japanese army invaded this remote Aleutian Island and took captive the Unangax people living in Attu Village. On May 11, 1943, US soldiers landed on the beaches of Attu to recapture the island in a battle that would last nearly 3 weeks.

During May 17-19, 2018, US veterans of the Aleutian campaign gathered with survivors and descendants of Attu village and Japanese descendants for several public events in Anchorage, Alaska, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Attu.

For more information about the events and for an interactive story map about Attu, please visit
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