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re: the Aleutians War, —

According to Charlie King (see photos), the dead were so numerous that the bulldozers used for the Al-Can were used to push the bodies into mass graves, disturbing to everyone.

revised The story from APRN.org focusses on the search for purposes of cremation and immediate re-burial in situ rather than identification of individuals. Search for Japanese remains on Attu resumes

U.S. and Japan search for WW II Japanese MIAs in Alaska. A team of three Japanese and 11 Americans departed Kodiak this morning aboard a C-130 bound for the U.S. Coast Guard Station on Attu. There, they’ll search burial sites for the bodies of soldiers still missing from a 1943 World War II battle there, according to the Department of Defense.

In June 1942, a unit of the Japanese Army occupied Attu, capturing and imprisoning many of its inhabitants. In May 1943, American forces began to recapture the island in fierce hand-to-hand battles. Casualties were estimated at 540 Americans and 2,300 Japanese.

The Japanese government assisted an American group’s 2007 visit to Iwo Jima in a similar search for missing American MIAs.

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http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/newsreader/story/404583.html


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More on the Aleutians war (WWII)

In the comments to the Special Projects page about the Aleutians War and the building the Al-Can highway, I’ve been tracking the newest documentary about the little known battles of Attu Island and others of the Aleutians, including Dutch Harbor / Unalaska.

However, because comments and pages have separate notifications on the Internet, I thought I would also post a separate notice, especially for those who read this web log with an RSS feed reader.

The latest published film was televised last week on the US Public Broadcasting System, Independent Lens. The film focuses on intimate interviews with Bill and Andy, the film explores what it means to be a soldier then and now. And for Bill, that means continuing the battle—even at the cost of his own peace of mind. and not on the battle details, per se. However, there is fascinating blended footage from the present day terrain morphing into the WWII terrain (actual footage or photos of the battle).

It is also a good presentation of the mixed emotions (and some rather unmixed) of veterans of the Pacific war. I had an uncle in Attu (Claude I. Green) who never spoke much of the Aleutian horror– part of the horror was the transfer from the tropical Marshall Islands to Attu without a change in uniforms (he was in the Navy). The monument is dedicated to all in the campaign (the necessity of which is also controversial still, as is the forced removal and internment of Alaskans by the USA.)

Aleutian Island documentary RED WHITE BLACK and BLUE is going to have a special one-hour broadcast on PBS November 6, and it’s going to be released on home video on November 7. We’re also finishing up some community screenings around the country, mostly in Florida, Michigan, and Indiana.

You can click the link below to read more about the film, get a list of upcoming local screenings, and broadcast information for your area, as well as information about how to purchase the film.

Thanks so much, and if you do get a chance to see the film we’d love to hear your thoughts.

Take care,
Tom Putnam

Here’s their website, http://www.alaskainvasion.com/

The Independent Lens website has a summary, several references to additional information, and a viewer feedback. Read more about the making of RED WHITE BLACK & BLUE »

See also previous
John Huston movie from the Aleutians
Al-Can Highway and the Aleutians War, Alaska in WWII


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Alaska FY2006 Nutrition Transportation and Support Services Awards

Anchorage region
ANCHORAGE CENTER INC.
$37,434

CHUGIAK SENIOR CITIZENS INC.
$133,268

MUNICIPALITY OF ANCHORAGE
$545,000

THE SALVATION ARMY
$772,163

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA/ALASKA
$50,000

Interior
FAIRBANKS NATIVE ASSOC.
$34,265

NENANA TORTELLA COUNCIL ON AGING
$83,956

NORTH STAR COUNCIL ON AGING
$149,227

TANANA TRIBAL COUNCIL
$40,000

UPPER TANANA DEVELOPMENT CORP.
$301,822

NATIVE VILLAGE OF FORT YUKON
$33,000

MINTO VILLAGE COUNCIL
$40,000

North Slope
NORTH SLOPE BOROUGH
$140,000

NW region
MANIILAQ
$31,246

NOME COMMUNITY CENTER
$210,000

South Central
CORDOVA COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER
$57,600

HOMER SENIOR CITIZEN
$123,000

KENAI, CITY OF
$104,969

MID-VALLEY SENIORS, INC.
$50,000

NIKISKI SENIOR CITIZENS, INC.
$15,000

PALMER SENIOR CITIZENS
$161,000

SELDOVIA VILLAGE TRIBE
$27,833

SENIOR CITIZENS OF KODIAK INC.
$185,000

SEWARD SENIOR CITIZENS INC.
$38,940

SOLDOTNA AREA SENIOR CITIZENS INC.
$45,000

VALDEZ SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER INC.
$31,563

STERLING AREA SR. CIITZENS
$13,599

WASILLA AREA SENIORS
$137,633

CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICE
$923,068

SE
METLAKATLA INDIAN ASSOCIATION
$54,508

MT. VIEW FOOD SERVICES INC.
$22,815

ALASKA COMMUNITY SERVICES
$97,538

STW (?)
ALASKA LEGAL SVC CORP.
$132,159

OLDER PERSONS ACTION GROUP
$103,000

ALEKNAGIK, CITY OF
$6,597

SW
BRISTOL BAY NATIVE ASSOC.
$176,613

DILLINGHAM, CITY OF
$153,608

ORUTSARARMIUT NATIVE COUNCIL
$74,388

UNALASKA SENIOR CITIZENS
$23,620

KUSKOKWIM NATIVE ASSOCIATION
$26,797

LOWER KUSKOKWIM
$45,000

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