Lat 53° 52' 25N Long 166° 32' 12W Unalaska is located on Unalaska Island in the Fox Island Group (Fox Islands) in the Aleutian Island Chain (Aleutian Islands) in Alaska in the United States. Borders Amaknak Island (Umaknak) and Dutch Harbor. Today, Unalaska is
connected to Alaskan mainland by bridge.
During the war, Unalaska was developed into a base and staging area. On June 3-4, 1942 Japanese carrier aircraft attack Dutch Harbor. On the ground, there was only minor damage to
Dutch Harbor facilities, and 63 total casualties
including 35 killed.
Mears Naval Base
Located along Dutch Harbor
The population of the City of Unalaska
is about 4,300. The population triples between August and May due
to the arrival of commercial fisherman. Wartime ruins can be found on this small island, as well as the oldest
Russian Orthodox Church in North America and the most breathtaking
sea life. One of the major attractions to this Aleutian Island are
the many ruins still remaining from WWII. Regular tours will also
take close to the island's other historical landmarks. The island
of Unalaska is approximately 80 square miles in size with an elevation
as high as 6,680 feet at the top of Makushin Volcano.
Memorial and Park
In dedication to all the people who lost their lives and to the Aleut
people who suffered internment in WWII, there is a Memorial Park and
a WWII monument.
Located all across the island, protection from air raids
and the possibility of a Japanese landing.
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January 11, 2018