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Seabee Construction Battalions build a base at Attu in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.

Activities of the Seabees at Attu in the Aleutian Islands during World War II. The destination of Construction Battalions (Seabees) is Attu. An animated map shows Attu. Seabees make amphibious landings on Attu, while part is still occupied by Japanese troops. They begin immediate construction activity. A derrick unloads coal. Seabee stevedores unload cargo. A rough Seabee camp of tents and campfires, with an American flag flying from a pole. Seabees at breakfast mess. Carpenters, with rifles on their backs, erect a temporary barracks building. Prefabricated parts for buildings being unloaded on shore. Seabees erecting a prefabricated field hospital (in 5 hours). Refueling bulldozers from 55 gallon drums. View from moving boat, of the completed base at Attu.

Date: 1942
Duration: 3 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. aircraft take off and U.S. Army officers in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska.

The Aleutian Islands Campaign of World War II. A map shows the Aleutian Islands situated in the North Pacific Ocean forming the southern boundary of the Bering Sea. Volcanoes in the Aleutian Islands. The rocky coast of the island. A man stands on an ice covered ship. A boat carries some people. An aircraft lands on sea. A ship in the rough seas. In 1942: Animated map depicts Japanese invasion of Midway Island and Dutch Harbor and U.S. response to the attack. An aircraft takes off. U.S. Army officers who participated in the Battle of Dutch Harbor include Lieutenants Charles H. Briggs, Jack Todd, Jep C, Jonson, James E. Breeding, Virgil Alleman and Jack S. Marks. Active volcanoes in the background. Army camps in the Aleutian Islands.

Date: 1943
Duration: 5 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Wounded American soldiers are evacuated from Attu Island in the Aleutians, during World War II

Sailors aboard the troop transport ship, USS Harris (APA-2), receive wounded American soldiers evacuated during the battle of Attu Island in the Aleutians, during World War 2. Wounded, strapped on a platform, are raised from a Higgins boat, by rope sling, and gently placed on the ship's deck. A sailor carries one wounded soldier on his back. Another helps him onto a litter. Scene shifts to Attu Island, where an American soldier mans a 40 mm Bofors anti aircraft gun at a high point overlooking a harbor. A quonset hut and radio station, with tall antenna, are in background. What appears to be a steel pier extends into the bay below. Snow covers mountains in far background. The soldier loads shells into the gun and fires it.

Date: 1943, November 15
Duration: 1 min 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American troops complete its occupation of Attu in Aleutian Island, Alaska

'US completes occupation Attu Island '. American soldiers move across snow covered slopes at Attu in Aleutian Island. Dead Japanese soldiers in trenches. American troops move in single file, up the hill as artillery fires. Wounded soldier carried by two other soldiers. Soldiers look at Japanese equipment at a camp. Graves of Japanese soldiers.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Wounded American soldiers being transferred to USS Harris (APA-2) off Attu in the Aleutians, during World War II

Sailors aboard the troop transport ship, USS Harris (APA-2), receive wounded American soldiers evacuated during the battle of Attu Island in the Aleutians, during World War 2. The wounded, strapped on a platform, are raised from a Higgins boat, by rope slings, and placed on the ship's deck. A sailor carries one wounded soldier on his back. Another helps him onto a litter. Scene shifts to Attu Island, where an American soldier mans a 40 mm Bofors anti aircraft gun at a high point overlooking a harbor. A quonset hut and radio station, with tall antenna, are in background. What appears to be a steel pier extends into the bay below. Snow covers mountains in far background.

Date: 1943, May
Duration: 2 min 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American Navy PT boat patrols the coastline during invasion Attu in Aleutian Island, Alaska

American Navy transport and cargo ships off the coast of Attu at Aleutian Island in Alaska. A Navy PT (Patrol Torpedo) boat cuts through choppy waters as it patrols the coastline. Mountains of Attu in the background.

Date: 1943, November 16
Duration: 2 min 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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