Wednesday, May 30, 2007

World War II Beach Landing

This is a photograph of the landing of American troops on Attu, Aleutian Islands in World War II. Landing boats are transporting soldiers and their weapons onto the beach at Massacre Bay. It was on this day in 1943 that American forces secured the Aleutian island of Attu from the Japanese during World War II.


  1. Thanks for posting this.

    The WWII Aleutian campaign is all but forgotten now.

    My father was there from Aug 1942 till Dec. 1944.

  2. That's about the time frame my father was there. His memory's almost gone now, so I'm looking for info to fill in the blanks. Thanks for posting the photo.

  3. My father was there and involved in the Battle of Attu. He was with the 85thNCB brought in from Dutch Harbor Alaska. His name was Norman P Peterson and he was a Chief Carpenters Mate. He never said anything about the Attu Campaign until months before his death he told me he had been having nightmares of the Japanese soldiers he had shot at and killed. I did not even know of Attu until NBC and Tom Brokaw had a program of seized film showing the islands under attack the the repeling of the island by forces from Dutch Harbor.


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