Attu Island


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At·tu Island

 (ăt′to͞o′)
An island of southwest Alaska, the westernmost of the Aleutians. It was occupied by Japan for a short time (1942-1943) during World War II.
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2m, Alaska is bordered by British Columbia and Yukon to the east, while its most extreme western part is Attu Island and it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.
about 127 miles northwest of Attu Island near the far west end of the Aleutians.
The Aleutians stretch from Unimak Island approximately 1600 km west to Attu Island (Fig.
He was stationed in a little place called Attu Island in the Aleutian Chain.
evermanni) on a portion of Attu Island, Alaska, from 2003 through 2009.
Exhibition highlights also include: Jones-Breu Collection, the items teacher Etta Jones took in her suitcase in June 1942 when the Japanese military invaded her home on Attu island and took her prisoner for three years; a child's parka cover which was one of two made by Vera Roberts Giese (1900-1985), born in Unalaska, for her sons Don and Harold Roberts; an Inupiaq harpoon made by Ted Mayac Sr.
Bush's administration, a presidential proclamation established nine new federal historic properties in the West, among them the USS Utah and USS Oklahoma memorials in Hawaii; the battlefield on Attu Island, the Japanese occupation site on Kiska Island, and the B-24D Liberator crash site on Atka Island in Alaska; and the Tule Lake Segregation Center and Manzanar National Historic Site (Japanese American internment camps) in California.
Piatt is also collaborating with Vernon Byrd, Bill Pyle, and other FWS biologists to investigate the breeding biology of murrelets at Attu Island and Kodiak Island in southwestern Alaska.
The battle at Attu island received little press, since it coincided with the battle at Guadalcanal.
The diary of Nobuo Tatsuguchi, an American-educated Japanese doctor who was killed during World War II, quietly recorded the tragedies of the war, his own suffering and the last moments of Japanese troops on Attu Island at the western tip of Aleutians in the Bering Sea.
Palko--was lost after takeoff from Attu Island, Alaska, headed for the Kurile Islands, Japan.
The Americans were on their way to do battle with members of the Japanese 301st Independent Infantry Battalion who had attacked Attu Island in early June 1942, overwhelmed its inhabitants, and forced them into slave labor camps in Japan.