Adak, aleutian islands, ak
Adak was one of the most populated of the Aleutian Islands during WWII, which also became a major base
for the U. S. Navy after WWII. The movie "Report from the Aleutians," a WWII Documentary directed by
John Huston, shows fairly well the daily routine experienced by the GIs living on Adak at that time. The
movie also includes a segment where you can view the war effort from a B-24 as you "ride along" on Kiska
bombing runs (you can find this movie on our Bibliography page).
There are numerous well-done web sites on the Internet (see the Adak Links Page) that has as their main
focus the life and times of the GIs on Adak. I can only attempt to augment all of this great existing
work with material that has been donated by our WWII Aleutian veterans, their families, and/or their
friends, or collectors willing to share parts of their collections with us.
The Adak site will grow with content that you contribute. My thanks to those whom already have! If you
have any photos or stories about Adak to share, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally Published: 18 Apr 2002
Last Updated: 26 May 2020 12:07