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Copy of a 15-page narrative about the occupation of Shemya, Alaska, from 1943 to 1945 written by T/4 Andrew Thompson and T/4 Walter Wilson and published by Shemya Post Information and Education Office, APO 729, undated (circa 1945). It describes the landing on, and occupation of, Shemya, one of the Aleutian Islands, by troops selected from the Fourth Infantry Regiment in May 1943. This was part of the campaign to retake the islands of Attu and Kiska from Japan which had occupied them in 1942. The narrative then describes life at the base on Shemya, known as APO 729, until the end of the war.
World War, 1939-1945--Alaska--Aleutian Islands.
"Shemya, Alaska, landing and occupation narrative, circa 1945" (2021). Other documents. 3.