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historina:
An American mortar team firing over a ridge onto a Japanese position on 4 June 1943 in the Battle of Attu 

historina:

An American mortar team firing over a ridge onto a Japanese position on 4 June 1943 in the Battle of Attu 

xazina:

http://xazina.com/japanese-troops-on-attu-aleutians-winter-of-1943-photograph-was-captured-by-us-forces-285-x-245/

Japanese troops on Attu, Aleutians, winter of 1943. Photograph was captured by US forces. [285 × 245]


Attu was where Shorty’s brother, Dee, was stationed.

xazina:

http://xazina.com/japanese-troops-on-attu-aleutians-winter-of-1943-photograph-was-captured-by-us-forces-285-x-245/

Japanese troops on Attu, Aleutians, winter of 1943. Photograph was captured by US forces. [285 × 245]

Attu was where Shorty’s brother, Dee, was stationed.

Shorty’s brother Dee.

Shorty’s brother Dee.

Caption on back reads: Dive bomber - one of those to attack Attu. This is the first of a collection of photos I recently discovered. Some, such as this one, were likely taken by Shorty. Others were taken by (or are of) Alice.

Caption on back reads: Dive bomber - one of those to attack Attu. This is the first of a collection of photos I recently discovered. Some, such as this one, were likely taken by Shorty. Others were taken by (or are of) Alice.

"GOWEN, A.D. Jr. Cpl Son of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Gowen, husband of the former Roielee Lawson. Entered the Army  in September 1941, trained at San Francisco. Served in Aleutians, on Attu. Has Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon with battle stars.”
Sounds like Shorty was right to worry about Dee in the Spring and Summer of 1943. Dee may well have been involved with the Battle of Attu, in which 549 Americans and 2,850 Japanese were killed and another 1,148 Americans were wounded.

"GOWEN, A.D. Jr. Cpl Son of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Gowen, husband of the former Roielee Lawson. Entered the Army  in September 1941, trained at San Francisco. Served in Aleutians, on Attu. Has Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon with battle stars.”


Sounds like Shorty was right to worry about Dee in the Spring and Summer of 1943. Dee may well have been involved with the Battle of Attu, in which 549 Americans and 2,850 Japanese were killed and another 1,148 Americans were wounded.

U.S. Troops landing on Attu, Aleutians, 1943

U.S. Troops landing on Attu, Aleutians, 1943