Attu Battlefield and U.S. Army and Navy Airfields on Attu

Attu Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska



Attu was the site of the only World War II battle fought in North America. Its occupation by Japanese troops marked the peak of Japan's military expansion in the North Pacific. Its recapture by Americans in 1943 was costly for both sides. Afterward, Attu provided a base for bombing missions against Japanese territories. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, February 4, 1985

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 4, 1985
Reference number
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Military facility; Battle site
Current function
Conservation area
Period of significance
Significant years
1942; 1945
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 6
Contributing sites: 3
Contributing objects: 3