I am researching a book about Attu Island during WWII. How would I go about getting permission to visit the old airbase there? How would I charter a boat to the island?

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    possible duplicate of Travelling to Attu Island – Karlson Jun 25 '14 at 19:12
  • I think this one is different than the other question, as it ask specifically about the airbase, while the other one is just how to get to the island. – drat Jun 25 '14 at 19:56
  • @pnuts: That seems to be nearly 10x too far. By great circle, ATU-ANC is 1481 miles. – Greg Hewgill Jun 26 '14 at 0:58
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    @pnuts: I wonder if they went via Dubai. :) – Greg Hewgill Jun 26 '14 at 1:08

Alexai Point Army Airfield is the airfield used in World War 2. The Airfield is abandoned and can be visited without permission having closed in 1946.

Further west, he naval airfield that became "Naval Air Facility Attu" is also closed but can be used for emergencies, however I suspect that you are more interested in Alexai Point

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