Aleutian Islands

Canadian and American soldiers examining abandoned Japanese submarines on Kiska, Aleutian Islands, September 1, 1943. (Credits: Library and Archives Canada)

Battle of Kiska – When Allied Forces lost a battle against ghosts

In the summer of 1943, American and Canadian forces launched an amphibious assault on the north Pacific island of Kiska, in order to seize the last enemy strongholds on U.S. Soil from Japanese forces who managed to capture various U.S. Islands (Kiska and Attu Island) in June 1942. The operation received codename Cottage and would take place on August 15, …

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