Japan bombed Unalaska 75 years ago, killing more than 40 Americans and triggering the evacuation of hundreds. In the aftermath, many Aleutian residents survived. But the number is dwindling as decades pass. Forty-three veterans and evacuees are gathering in Unalaska this weekend to commemorate the events of World War II.
Following a successful test of the United States’ anti-ballistic missile capabilities this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the missile defense system’s components in South Korea and Alaska a threat to Russia.
Alaskans will celebrate the 75th anniversary this year of the Alaska Highway. Organizers of those celebrations plan to include tributes to the African-American soldiers who helped carve the road out of rugged wilderness.