Jan 10

Battle of Attu: Task Force 51

Monday, January 10, 2011 12:01 AM

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In June 1942, the island of Attu in the Aleutian Islands was captured by the Japanese. The island was retaken by American forces in May 1943. This silent film contains footage of the ships of Task Force 51 en route to Attu in 1943 in support of the American invasion.

Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section, UM-23.