MAY 29 1943 The dead man’s guard after ‘Banzai’ suicide charge The recapture of the Aleutian Islands in the Northern Pacific May 1943: American soldiers carry a wounded comrade to safety during the fighting on Attu Island.
Description of July 6,1943: Across this valley on Attu up above the fog line that obscures the tops of the mountains lie the passes that lead to Holtz Bay and Chichagof Bay. In the Valley at right center leading back into the mountains are strong Japanese positions shown. Attu Island was the site of the only World War II land battle on United States soil. (AP Photo)