Exhibit shows Japanese WWII invasion of the Aleutians

 

Suzanne Ashe

Kiska: an Aleutian World War II Battlefield will be on display at The Clausen Museum throughout the month of March.

A traveling exhibit, which includes 12 historic and recent photographs, that tells the story of the Japanese occupation of Kiska Island has come to The Clausen Memorial Museum.

“[The exhibit] shows the importance of World War II history and how it relates to Alaska,” said Sue McCallum, Clausen Museum director.

On June 3 and 4, 1942, Japanese forces attacked the U.S. Base at Dutch Harbor. On June 6 and 7, those forces invaded Attu and Kiska, setting up a submarine and seaplane base on Kiska. It is estimated that 9,000 Japanese troops were garrisoned in the Aleutians.

According to Nation...



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