U.S. forces secure Aleutian island of Attu from Japanese forces 70 years ago today (1943)


Video: 'Combat Roll from the Battle of Attu'

(Sunday, May 30, 1943, Memorial Day; during Battle of Attu, part of the Aleutian Islands Campaign, in the Pacific Theater of World War II) — American troops secured the Aleutian island of Attu today from Japanese forces led by Colonel Yasuyo Yamasaki. It was the only land battle of World War II fought on territory that was part of the incorporated territory of the U.S.

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