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
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
MAKING A MARK: Having roots in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor and the Aleutians
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.