A few days following the bombing of Dutch Harbor, June 6th 1942, the Japanese landed troops in the Aleutian Island chain, capturing Attu and Kiska. On Attu (above) the landing was unopposed, although one civilian was killed and 46 civilian inhabitants captured and eventually evacuated to Japan. Kiska was likewise unopposed, although two members of a military weather station were killed with the other eight captured. History! by Zhukov - The Military History Emporium

A few days following the bombing of Dutch Harbor, June 6th 1942, the Japanese landed troops in the Aleutian Island chain, capturing Attu and Kiska. On Attu (above) the landing was unopposed, although one civilian was killed and 46 civilian inhabitants captured and eventually evacuated to Japan. Kiska was likewise unopposed, although two members of a military weather station were killed with the other eight captured. History! by Zhukov - The Military History Emporium

The Capture of Attu - 11-30 May 1943 (map)

The Capture of Attu - 11-30 May 1943 (map)

Massacre Bay, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States of America.

Massacre Bay, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States of America.

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Attu Island

Attu Island

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Seeing the sunset from Attu Island, the westernmost part of the U.S., is not as easy as it sounds

Seeing the sunset from Attu Island, the westernmost part of the U.S., is not as easy as it sounds

ALASKA (Listeni/əˈlæskə/) is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; its most extreme western part is Attu Island; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas–the southern parts of the Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. Alaska is the largest state in the United…

ALASKA (Listeni/əˈlæskə/) is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; its most extreme western part is Attu Island; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas–the southern parts of the Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. Alaska is the largest state in the United…

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