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18 Jun 1942

Alaska
  • USS S-27 reconnoitered Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, US Territory of Alaska, planned site of the future Amchitka Airfield. ww2dbase [S-27 | Constantine Harbor, Amchitka | CPC]
19 Jun 1942

Alaska
  • USS S-27 ran aground south of Amchitka Island, US Territory of Alaska at about 0043 hours. Unable to free the submarine, commanding officer Herbert Jukes ordered the ship abandoned, and the entire crew made their way to the island by 1600 hours. ww2dbase [S-27 | Amchitka | CPC]
20 Jun 1942

Alaska
  • The crew of USS S-27 established a camp in the abandoned buildings on the shores of Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, US Territory of Alaska. ww2dbase [S-27 | Constantine Harbor, Amchitka | CPC]
21 Jun 1942

Alaska
  • The crew of USS S-27 reboarded the submarine, which had run aground south of Amchitka in the US Territory of Alaska two days prior, and recovered supplies. ww2dbase [S-27 | Amchitka | CPC]
22 Jun 1942

Alaska
  • The crew of USS S-27 reboarded the submarine, which had run aground south of Amchitka in the US Territory of Alaska two days prior, and recovered supplies. Due to the detection of chlorine gas, the crew would not make another attempt to board the wreck again. ww2dbase [S-27 | Amchitka | CPC]
24 Jun 1942

Alaska
  • A US Navy PBY Catalina flying boat piloted by Lieutenant (jg) Julius Raven came across the survivors of USS S-27, which ran aground five days prior, on Amchitka Island, US Territory of Alaska by chance. The aircraft took off 15 survivors, and called for additional aircraft. ww2dbase [S-27 | Constantine Harbor, Amchitka | CPC]
25 Jun 1942

Alaska
  • Three flying boats arrived at Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, US Territory of Alaska to pick up the last of the survivors of USS S-27, which had run aground six days prior. ww2dbase [S-27 | Constantine Harbor, Amchitka | CPC]
19 Jul 1943

Alaska
  • The US 633rd, 634th, and 635th Bombardment Squadrons (Dive) and the US 407th Bombardment Group (Dive) began operating from Amchitka, Aleutian Islands. ww2dbase [Amchitka | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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