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The Japanese Invasion of Alaska: The Forgotten Battle

Known as The Forgotten Battlethe invasion caused widespread outrage in 1942. Pearl Harbor was still a fresh memory, having been attacked on December 7 of the previous year. Early on th morning of 6 June 1942, 500 Japanese soldiers landed on Kiska, one of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. The attack surprised the ten man (and six dog) US Navy Weather Detachment, the only inhabitants of the island at the tiime.

Via Amaze | Image: National Museum of the US Navy/Wikimedia


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