Alaska At War!

The Alaska State Library's Historical Collections is proud to present "Alaska at War!" its latest exhibition of images from their photographic collection.

This exhibit of newly-revealed images witnesses the Alaskan people and places affected by the conflict in World War Two's Northern Pacific Theater. Images include the battle for Kiska and Attu Islands, the Prisoner of War Camp at Excursion Inlet, the 1942 bombing of Dutch Harbor on Unalaska Island, and the Aleut relocation to Southeast Alaska - alongside many other compelling photographs taken during this uncertain and crucial era in Alaskan history.

Opening night reception is First Friday, February 1st from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Friends of the Alaska State Museum Store on 124 Seward Street in Downtown Juneau. Call 907.465.2925 or email us for more information.

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Jesse Lee Home, Seward, Alaska.. click here for full image NENANA. click here for full image Action - Attu. click here for full image Japanese prisoners - Attu. click here for full image
One of the [African-American] Engineers who broke the route of the new Alaska Highway in 1942. Frost gathers on everything. click here for full image Camp area, Trout Lagoon - Kiska. August 22, 1943. click here for full image Shell and bomb crater[s]. August 24, 1943. click here for full image General Buckner's inspection tour of Attu, 2 June 1943. click here for full image
Prisoners of War Camp (German prisoners) Excursion Inlet, Alaska. (3) August-November, 1945.. click here for full image Road construction equipment. click here for full image Tent and clothesline in snow. click here for full image Close-up of airplane. click here for full image
Aleut (Unangan) relocation to Southeast Alaska, 1942. click here for full image Aleut (Unangan) relocation to Southeast Alaska. click here for full image Smoke rising over Dutch Harbor from Japanese bombing. click here for full image Unangan girl receiving cake and Coca Cola in line.. click here for full image
Three floatplanes landing on water. click here for full image Ship. click here for full image Nine military women in white parkas. click here for full image Sailor flagging from bridge of ship. click here for full image
Baking and pancake serving scenes in kitchen, Dutch Harbor. click here for full image Russian class with Russian on blackboard. click here for full image Navy Show (Honky Tonk) at Ft. Mears Theatre. (Carmen Miranda at Mike) August 23, 1943. click here for full image USO show at warehouse #10 (for Army) - view of spectators from above, May 3, 1943. click here for full image
VS-49 Pilots in Aerology. click here for full image Selectees arriving CBA, November 1941. click here for full image St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, 1943. click here for full image Eskimo Native Dances. click here for full image
Unalakleet, Alaska. click here for full image  Chaplain Ruben Curtis at a burial service of U.S. soldiers. click here for full image


Page last updated 09/05/2017

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