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NOAA Photo Library Image - line1698

Village of Attu. Attu was one of two Aleutian islands captured by Japanese forces during WW II. A Weather Bureau observer, Charles Foster Jones, was shot and killed by the Japanese; his wife and 42 Aleut Americans were taken prisoners of war and taken to labor camps in Japan. 40% of the Aleuts died including Attuan Chief Mike Hodiakoff who had warned U.S. military of coming invasion.

Image ID: line1698, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Location: Alaska Aleutian Islands, Attu Village, Attu Island
Photo Date: 1937 June
Credit: Caption information courtesy of Marla Williams; National Marine Fisheries Service

Category: Coastline/Alaska Aleutians/

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