Kiska Island


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Kis·ka Island

 (kĭs′kə)
An island of southwest Alaska in the Rat Islands of the western Aleutians. In World War II it was occupied by Japan between 1942 and 1943.
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Kiska Island, 51[grados]58'N, 177[grados]32'W, 120 m, log in coastal meadow, 2001, S.
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.
He received orders to sea duty in the Aleutians (Kiska Island invasion defense) and then to most of the major naval campaigns in the Pacific Theater where he commanded the sub chaser PC 1079.