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Aleutian Islands World War II, 1943

Troops are carted by tractor to the movies from an isolated camp in Massacre Vally, Attu Island, Aleutian Campaign, Alaska, 1943. Dmitri Kessel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

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Battle of Attu, the only battle on US soil in WWII - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/battle-of-attu-the-only-battle-on-us-soil-in-wwii.html

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Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian - George Gustav Heye Center, New York

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During World War II, some areas of the Aleutian Islands, including Attu and Kiska, were occupied by the Japanese. Over 100 bunkers and lookouts were built by the American military to secure the Dutch Harbor Naval Operating Base, mostly at Ulatka Head on Mount Ballyhoo. The bunkers are 897 feet above sea level, making them the highest coastal defense stations in the United States.

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Navy nurses are greeted by U.S. Army Air Corps officers as the women arrive at an air field on Attu Island in the Aleutians during World War II.

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The Little Known Battles of Attu And Kiska: Retaking The Only US Soil Lost During WWII

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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.

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