Attu Island

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At·tu Island

An island of southwest Alaska, the westernmost of the Aleutians. It was occupied by Japan for a short time (1942-1943) during World War II.
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(Attu Island is included in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, and the Attu battlefield is part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.) Her research led her to Nick's granddaughter, Brenda Maly, a young woman who was looking for a publisher for her grandfather's memoir.
Bought by America from Russia on March 30, 1867 for $7.2m, Alaska is bordered by British Columbia and Yukon to the east, while its most extreme western part is Attu Island and it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.
about 127 miles northwest of Attu Island near the far west end of the Aleutians.
The Aleutians stretch from Unimak Island approximately 1600 km west to Attu Island (Fig.
His workers were at Attu Island with Bristol Environmental, running the camp for a cleanup project this year.
He was stationed in a little place called Attu Island in the Aleutian Chain.
evermanni) on a portion of Attu Island, Alaska, from 2003 through 2009.
Overall, clutch size tended to be lower in our population compared with others; mean clutch size was 8.3 on Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands (Kaler et al.
Bush's administration, a presidential proclamation established nine new federal historic properties in the West, among them the USS Utah and USS Oklahoma memorials in Hawaii; the battlefield on Attu Island, the Japanese occupation site on Kiska Island, and the B-24D Liberator crash site on Atka Island in Alaska; and the Tule Lake Segregation Center and Manzanar National Historic Site (Japanese American internment camps) in California.
Piatt is also collaborating with Vernon Byrd, Bill Pyle, and other FWS biologists to investigate the breeding biology of murrelets at Attu Island and Kodiak Island in southwestern Alaska.
The battle at Attu island received little press, since it coincided with the battle at Guadalcanal.
The diary of Nobuo Tatsuguchi, an American-educated Japanese doctor who was killed during World War II, quietly recorded the tragedies of the war, his own suffering and the last moments of Japanese troops on Attu Island at the western tip of Aleutians in the Bering Sea.