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US carrier Ranger at anchor in Kachemak Bay near Homer, Territory of Alaska, 1936PBY-5A Catalina patrol plane flying past Segula Island (just east of Kiska), Aleutians, Summer 1942.
US carrier Ranger at anchor in Kachemak Bay near Homer, Territory of Alaska, 1936PBY-5A Catalina patrol plane flying past Segula Island (just east of Kiska), Aleutians, Summer 1942.
US Navy Lieutenant William Thies (pilot, VP-41) and Captain Leslie Gehres (Commander, Fleet Air Wing 4) standing in front of ThiesB-26 Marauder with the 73rd Bomb Squadron armed with a Mark XIII aerial torpedo at Fort Randall Army Airfield, Cold Bay, Alaska, 11 May 1942
US Navy Lieutenant William Thies (pilot, VP-41) and Captain Leslie Gehres (Commander, Fleet Air Wing 4) standing in front of Thies' PBY Catalina aircraft, Aleutian Islands, US Territory of Alaska, 1942B-26 Marauder with the 73rd Bomb Squadron armed with a Mark XIII aerial torpedo at Fort Randall Army Airfield, Cold Bay, Alaska, 11 May 1942
Japanese Navy Flight Petty Officer Tadayoshi KogaJapanese Navy Flight Petty Officer Tadayoshi Koga
Japanese Navy Flight Petty Officer Tadayoshi Koga's A6M Zero fighter damaged by anti-aircraft fire over Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, 3 Jun 1942, photo 1 of 2Japanese Navy Flight Petty Officer Tadayoshi Koga's A6M Zero fighter damaged by anti-aircraft fire over Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, 3 Jun 1942, photo 2 of 2
US Marines in a trench at Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, 3 Jun 1942; note burning fuel tanks in backgroundJapanese naval shells exploding in the harbor at Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands, Alaska as part of the Aleutian diversion for the Midway attack, 4 Jun 1942.
US Marines in a trench at Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, 3 Jun 1942; note burning fuel tanks in backgroundJapanese naval shells exploding in the harbor at Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands, Alaska as part of the Aleutian diversion for the Midway attack, 4 Jun 1942.
Two D3A1 carrier dive bombers from Junyo over Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, between 1800 and 1900 hours on 4 Jun 1942Troops of the Japanese Special Naval Landing Force raising the Japanese naval ensign on Kiska Island, Aleutian Islands, 6 Jun 1942
Two D3A1 carrier dive bombers from Junyo over Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, between 1800 and 1900 hours on 4 Jun 1942Troops of the Japanese Special Naval Landing Force raising the Japanese naval ensign on Kiska Island, Aleutian Islands, 6 Jun 1942
Japanese Navy Flight Petty Officer Tadayoshi KogaJapanese Navy Flight Petty Officer Tadayoshi Koga
Japanese Navy Flight Petty Officer Tadayoshi Koga's body after being recovered from the wreck of his A6M Zero fighter, Akutan Island, US Territory of Alaska, 11 Jul 1942, photo 1 of 2Japanese Navy Flight Petty Officer Tadayoshi Koga's body after being recovered from the wreck of his A6M Zero fighter, Akutan Island, US Territory of Alaska, 11 Jul 1942, photo 2 of 2
US military personnel inspecting the US military personnel inspecting the
US military personnel inspecting the 'Akutan Zero' wreck, Akutan Island, US Territory of Alaska, 11 Jul 1942, photo 1 of 3US military personnel inspecting the 'Akutan Zero' wreck, Akutan Island, US Territory of Alaska, 11 Jul 1942, photo 2 of 3
US military personnel inspecting the Aerial photograph of North Head Kiska Harbor, Kiska Island, Alaska during a bombing mission, 17 Jul 1942. Note the notations made by the photo analysts.
US military personnel inspecting the 'Akutan Zero' wreck, Akutan Island, US Territory of Alaska, 11 Jul 1942, photo 3 of 3Aerial photograph of North Head Kiska Harbor, Kiska Island, Alaska during a bombing mission, 17 Jul 1942. Note the notations made by the photo analysts.
Captured A6M Zero fighter Light cruiser USS Nashville bombarding Kiska Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, 7 Aug 1942
Captured A6M Zero fighter 'Akutan Zero' being loaded onto a ship bound for the continental United States, US Territory of Alaska, Jul 1942Light cruiser USS Nashville bombarding Kiska Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, 7 Aug 1942
Three Lockheed A-29 Hudsons fly past Mt McKinley, Territory of Alaska, circa 1942A United States Navy patrol PBY Catalina turned upside down by heavy winds at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, 2 Nov 1942. Note another PBY askew in the left background.
Three Lockheed A-29 Hudsons fly past Mt McKinley, Territory of Alaska, circa 1942A United States Navy patrol PBY Catalina turned upside down by heavy winds at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, 2 Nov 1942. Note another PBY askew in the left background.

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