24th Infantry, United States Army in Skagway, Alaska - 1900
A history of the 24th Infantry published in the Skagway Daily Alaskan of January 1, 1900, with a listing of the members of the unit.
300th Anniversary of the Russian Navy
A large on-line exhibition with well-illustrated sections on all periods up to 1996.
388th Engineer Batallion
This excellent site commemorates the members of the 388th, who worked on the Canol Project in northern
Canada in 1942-43.
388th Engineer Batallion
A chronology by Kevin O'Reilly, showing the unit's makeup, locations and type of work being done in the North during WWII.
Air Defence in Northern Europe
This on-line book by Lt. Gen. Heikki Nikunen discusses the history, development and current status of each country's air force.
The Alaska-Siberia Connection (Book Review)
Although not the aviation history it pretends to be, this book by Otis Hays, Jr., provides worthwhile background information
on the World War II Lend-Lease route through the Yukon and Alaska.
Alaska Veterans Memorial
At Mile 147.2 of the George Parks Highway between Anchorage and Fairbanks is a memorial that is beautifully designed to complement its setting, which is itself an important part of the memorial's statement.
The Aleutian War
This lengthy article with lots of photos and maps describes both the background to this
little-known campaign during World War II, and details of the action.
Allied Expeditionary Force POWs, Siberia
A report on the huge discrepancies in the numbers of Americans who went missing in Siberia while fighting the Bolsheviks in 1918-1919.
Annette Island, Alaska
From the site of a peaceful Christian comunity to a crucial military airbase, Annette Island's history has seen extremes.
The Arctic's Military Legacy
From "Arctic Circle," a series of lengthy articles on military abuses in the Arctic, mainly focussing on Alaska.
A photo and brief description of a titanium memorial placed by the Japanese government in 1987 to honor soldiers who died in the Aleutians during World War II.
Canada and the United States in the Arctic
A lengthy article by Oran R. Young looks at the conflicting views of these countries in terms of security and sovereignty issues.
Canadian Military History Gateway
World War II had an enormous impact on the North. This site has an awesome list of links of interest to military historians.
Carrier-Based Attacks on Norwegian Coast
Gerald W. Thomas describes the 1943 action in his on-line book, Torpedo Squadron Four: A Cockpit View of World War II.
Combat Engineering in Cold Climates
From the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, a series of fact sheets.
Contaminated Sites in the Northwest Territories
Status reports on the 11 most critical sites, 9 closed mines and 2 former military sites.
Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska
This large site has lots of information on the base, both historic and current.
Finland's Russo-Finnish War Medal
This service medal was awarded to those who fought on the Russian front.
Finland's Contribution to Peacekeeping
An article by Kari Höglund, Colonel, Ministry of Defence.
Finnish Defence Forces
Summaries on a broad range of subjects, including military policy, command structure, conscription and international missions.
Fort Wainwright, Alaska
This former Army Air Corps base at Fairbanks was the primary destination for aircraft using the Northwest Staging Route to Alaska or Russia.
Gerstle River Test Site
A lengthy report by the U.S. Army on possible contamination at this Alaskan site by chemical, biological, and radiological material.
40 Years of Ecological Terrorism in Alaska
Pristine Alaska wilderness? Look what the US military is doing there!
Maritime History Virtual Archive
A huge site compiled by Lars Bruzelius, with a great deal of information on military shipbuilding through the ages. Many links to Swedish-language sites.
"Mitchell Bombers Sink Aleutian Japs"
This September 1943 advertisement for North American Aviation shows a B-25 bombing ships from high above a rocky, snow-covered island.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
A basic fact sheet on the formation, mandate and current activities of NATO.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The official NATO site provides the full text of significant reports and legislation throughout the organization's history.
North Russian Expeditionary Force, 1918-1919
An excellent account of this little-known campaign, using materials compiled by P.O. George William Smith, signalman on one of the ships involved.
Norwegian Ministry of Defence
A broad range of information, from the details on compulsory service, to Norway's NATO committment.
O'Conner, Brigadier General James A.
A biographical sketch of the commander of the Northwest Service Command in the Yukon from September 1942 onward.
A detailed journal describing a maritime exercise off Greenland in 1953, from a seaman's viewpoint.
Pacific Theatre Map
This map shows the entire Pacific Theatre, and the relationship of the Aleutians to the Japanese battle plan.
Located in Hammerfest, this museum preserves the memories of forced evacuation during WW II, and the later rebuilding.
The Royal Warship Vasa
Built in 1628 during Sweden's war with Poland - the Web site describes the ship, the life of a crew member,
and the recovery of the wreck in 1961.
The Russian Air Force - Current Status
A comprehensive report by Lt. Gen. Heikki Nikunen looks at organization, training, aircraft types, operational ability and more.
Soviet Military Awards
This very attractive site gives a good look at the types of activities which have been worthy of service medals and other honours.
The Submarine Massacre of 1915
On October 10-11, 1915, the British sub E19, based in Russia, sunk 4 Swedish ships headed for Germany. In 1982, divers discovered
a beautifully-preserved wreck.
The S7, found in July 1998, was torpedoed off the Swedish coast in October 1942.
A personal look at the construction and operation of this huge air base in Greenland, by Steffen Winther.
USAAF Combat Chronology
The Aleutian and other Northern operations involving American aviators are included in this site, which covers the period from 12/41 through 09/45.
The U.S. Coast Guard and the Greenland Patrol
A lengthy article by John A. Tilley, describing the Coast Guard's Arctic operations during World War II.
World War II in Alaska
This excellent publication is a teachers' resource guide produced by the National Park Service.
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
In December 2008 this National Monument was created with 9 historic sites, 3 of which are located on Alaska's Aleutian Islands