Attu Island, Aleutian Campaign, World War II, 1943.

LIFE in the Aleutians: Rare Photos From World War II's Forgotten Front

Attu Island, Aleutian Campaign, World War II, 1943.

Attu Island, Aleutian Campaign, World War II, 1943.

LIFE in the Aleutians: Rare Photos From World War II's Forgotten Front

Attu Island, Aleutian Campaign, World War II, 1943.

WWII- The rocky peaks of Attu Island, Alaska, 1943.

LIFE in the Aleutians: Rare Photos From World War II's Forgotten Front

WWII- The rocky peaks of Attu Island, Alaska, 1943.

US SOLDIERS WITH CAPTURED JAPANESE FLAG ATTU ISLAND by through their eyes, via Flickr

US SOLDIERS WITH CAPTURED JAPANESE FLAG ATTU ISLAND by through their eyes, via Flickr

Japanese ski trooper in Attu island (1943)

Japanese ski trooper in Attu island (1943)

R/V Tiglax biologist cruising the beach on Attu Island in the Aleutian Chain

R/V Tiglax biologist cruising the beach on Attu Island in the Aleutian Chain

Attu Island Woman and Baby (1941). Attu Island, between Alaska and Russia, was a battlefield during WW2.

Attu Island Woman and Baby (1941). Attu Island, between Alaska and Russia, was a battlefield during WW2.

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.

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)

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)

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