(Painting by Artist Tomoharu Mikami-)
“Hang on” I hear you all say “The US was never invaded by Japan, Or was it?”
Well yes and no , not all of the US was invaded but technically Japanese troops did set foot on American soil.
In the early morning of 6 June 1942, 500 Japanese soldiers landed on Kiska, one of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.
They took the only inhabitants of the island, a ten man (and six dog) US Navy Weather Detachment by complete surprise and quickly took control of American soil.
Kiska Aerological Unit, Dec. 1941 – May, 1942
“Explosion” (dog, in front)
Frt row – McCandless, J.C. (Cook 3c); Christensen, R. (RdM 2/c); Winfrey, W.M. (AG 2/c); Palmer, G.T. (S 1/c); Gaffey, W.T. (S 1/c)
Back row – Turner, J.L. (AG 2/c); Coffield, R.L. (PharM); House, W.C. (AG 1/c); Nulla (Lt?); Eckles, L.L. (GunM); Yagnoneli, L (PhotoM); Courntenay…
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