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27 Apr 1942

Alaska
  • While off Attu, US Territory of Alaska in the Aleutian Islands, USS S-35's cook was diagnosed with mumps, forcing the submarine to return to base. ww2dbase [S-35 | Attu | CPC]
6 Jun 1942

Alaska
7 Nov 1942

Photo(s) dated 7 Nov 1942
B-24 bombing photo of Holtz Bay, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands, US Territory of Alaska, 7 Nov 1942; note A6M2-N floatplanes
10 Mar 1943

Alaska
11 May 1943

Alaska Photo(s) dated 11 May 1943
American troops at Massacre Bay, Attu, Aleutian Islands, US Territory of Alaska, 11 May 1943USS Pennsylvania’s #4 main battery seen from under the wing of an OS2U Kingfisher catapult scout plane as the battleship is preparing for the bombardment of Attu Island in the Aleutians, 11 May 1943.
12 May 1943

Photo(s) dated 12 May 1943
US Army soldiers unloading LCPR and LCM type landing craft on the beach at Massacre Bay, Attu, Aleutian islands, 12 May 1943; note military policemen on right side of photo
13 May 1943

Photo(s) dated 13 May 1943
American soldiers unloading landing craft on the beach at Massacre Bay, Attu, Aleutian Islands, 13 May 1943
29 May 1943

Alaska
31 May 1943

Alaska
3 Jun 1943

Alaska
21 Jul 1943

Alaska
  • USS S-35 arrived at Attu, Aleutian Islands. ww2dbase [S-35 | Attu | CPC]
16 Aug 1943

Alaska
  • USS S-28 arrived at Massacre Bay, Attu, US Territory of Alaska. ww2dbase [S-28 | Attu | CPC]
13 Oct 1943

Alaska
  • USS S-28 arrived at Attu, US Territory of Alaska, ending her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [S-28 | Attu | CPC]
25 Dec 1943

Alaska
  • USS S-35 arrived at Attu, Aleutian Islands. ww2dbase [S-35 | Attu | CPC]
1 Feb 1944

Alaska
  • USS Luce departed Massacre Bay, Attu, Aleutian Islands for Paramushiru, Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [Luce | Attu | CPC]
  • USS Kimberly departed Attu, Aleutian Islands, US Territory of Alaska. ww2dbase [Kimberly | Attu | CPC]
18 May 1944

Photo(s) dated 18 May 1944
Commodore Leslie Gehres inspecting a PV-1 Ventura of Bombing Squadron VB-139 after a belly landing on Attu Island, Alaska, 18 May 1944. Note the Marsden Matting runway surfaceA PV-1 Ventura of Bombing Squadron VB-139 after a belly landing on Attu Island, Alaska, 18 May 1944. This aircraft’s hydraulics were shot out by a Japanese gunboat off the Kamchatka Peninsula. Photo 1 of 2A PV-1 Ventura of Bombing Squadron VB-139 after a belly landing on Attu Island, Alaska, 18 May 1944. This aircraft’s hydraulics were shot out by a Japanese gunboat off the Kamchatka Peninsula. Photo 2 of 2
8 Aug 1944

Alaska
  • USS Luce completed a period of anti-submarine patrol off Attu in the Aleutian Islands and departed for San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Luce | Attu | CPC]
15 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 15 Feb 1945
PV-1 Ventura with Fleet Air Wing 4 being refueled at Attu, Aleutians, Alaska, 15 Feb 1945. The crewman is Aviation Machinists Mate-3rd class J.W. Waitaneke.
17 Apr 1945

Photo(s) dated 17 Apr 1945
United States Navy PV-1 Ventura at Casco Field, Attu Island, Aleutians, Alaska, 17 Arp 1945.Mark XIII torpedo with wooden drag ring being loaded into a United States Navy PV-1 Ventura at Casco Field, Attu Island, Aleutians, Alaska, 17 Arp 1945. Note the Marsden Matting.

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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