Attu


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Attu,

island: see Aleutian IslandsAleutian Islands
, chain of rugged, volcanic islands curving c.1,200 mi (1,900 km) west from the tip of the Alaska Peninsula and approaching Russia's Komandorski Islands.
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Attu

the westernmost of the Aleutian Islands, off the coast of SW Alaska: largest of the Near Islands
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Oxford, donates to the Telegram and Gazette Santa to help make sure that area children have a warmer Christmas than he had during the winter of 1944 on Attu.
23) To Kinkaid and the Joint Chiefs, the bloody victory on Attu was an unimpeachable portent of things to come.
In conjunction with the Battle of Midway, the Japanese attacked Alaska, bombing the American base at Dutch Harbor and occupying Kiska and Attu Islands.
8, 1945, Tatsuguchi was assigned to Northern 5216 Detachment North Sea Defense Hospital and sent off to Attu Island with other army surgeons.
They trained in the desert and expected to be shipped to Africa, but instead both were sent to the freezing battle of Attu.
The attack on Attu was a force-projection operation that provided logisticians with many lessons on the effects of terrain and weather on military operations and on soldiers and their equipment.
Combat engineer units do their running via track or wheeled vehicles, but because of the terrain conditions art Attu, most re-supply missions were packed in on foot.
The situation that cemented the qual for me occurred on a takeoff from Attu Island.
The Japanese paused briefly during the evacuation at a pre-arranged signal -- the explosion that signified the destruction of the radar installation -- to pray for the 2638 Japanese that had perished at Attu and the 2500 men that had died on and around Kiska Island during the occupation.
Its proximity to Kiska and Attu (which the Japanese occupied early in the war) provided U.
Trailing off the Alaska peninsula like the tail of a comet, the Aleutian Islands slice 1,200 miles westward through the North Pacific until the last major island, Attu, tips the chain some 400 miles from the Russian coast.
Stowe enlisted into the Navy at the age of 17 and served as a member of the 8th Special Battalion USNCB fighting in the Aleutian Islands on the island of Attu during WWII.