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Noun1.Aleutians - an archipelago in the North Pacific extending southwest from AlaskaAleutians - an archipelago in the North Pacific extending southwest from Alaska
Aleut - a community of Native Americans who speak an Eskimo-Aleut language and inhabit the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska; "the Aleut and the Eskimo are related culturally and linguistically"
AK, Alaska, Last Frontier - a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union; "Alaska is the largest state in the United States"
Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world
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They were a Canadian bomber crew that was killed while supporting American forces sent to drive the Japanese out of the Aleutians.
In June of 1942, Japanese military forces attacked the US military base at Dutch Harbor Alaska and invaded the Aleutian Islands of Attu and Kiska, after which the US initiated the 15-month campaign to force the Japanese out of the Aleutians.
Besides removing foxes, the federal and state wildlife agencies closed Aleutian Canada goose hunting in wintering and migration areas, banded birds on the breeding grounds to identify important wintering and migrations areas, and released families of wild geese on fox-free islands in the Aleutians.
The numbers of Aleutians rose from 700 in late January to 1,800 by mid-February, and to a mid-summer total of approximately 3,000.
Researchers estimating fish shoal sizes off Port Moiler, strategically placed between Bristol Bay and the Aleutians, report that fish numbers are growing only slowly at present.
50 YEARS AGO: California University seismologists yesterday stated they had recorded two separate earthquakes occurring almost simultaneously in the North Pacific, centred apparently somewhere between the Aleutians and Japan.
Principal battles: Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Eastern Solomons (1942); Aleutians (1943); Southern Pacific offensive (1943-1944); Surigao Strait (1944); reconquest of the Philippines (1944-1945).
His first assignment as a member of the US Army Signal Corps came during the Aleutians campaign.
MAKING A MARK: Having roots in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor and the Aleutians has helped.
One of his most interesting trips in the B-17 was from Adak in the Aleutians to Midway Island.
We were based on Shemya in the far western Aleutians.
For assistance with his paper, Allen wrote to biological anthropologist William Laughlin, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin and the foremost Aleutians scholar of the time.