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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After joining the National Park Service in 2000, Rachel Mason began researching the history of Attu and other Aleutian villages that were evacuated during World War II and never resettled.
Kinkaid's first major decision upon reaching the Aleutians was to establish an immediate naval blockade to wall off Kiska and Attu from Japanese shipping, an act of aggression much appreciated by Buckner.
It historically occurred only in the Near Island group (Agattu, Alaid, Attu, Nitski, and Shemya).
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In addition to his school duties, Jones' husband also radioed daily weather reports to the Weather Bureau--a job with deadly consequences when Japanese forces captured Attu in June 1942.
Attu is considerably closer to Russia than mainland Alaska, making it an obvious choice for a Japanese invasion during World War II.
We reveal today that the tribunal which deliberated on the case decided that Dr M attu deserved only a first warning for his offences.
The diary of Nobuo Tatsuguchi, an American-educated Japanese doctor who was killed during World War II, quietly recorded the tragedies of the war, his own suffering and the last moments of Japanese troops on Attu Island at the western tip of Aleutians in the Bering Sea.
In World War II, Roberts and Naples, a Los Feliz resident, fought against the Japanese on Attu in the Aleutian Islands, then in the Marshall Islands and in an assault on Leyte in the Philippines.