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.
'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.
Allied campaign against the Japanese during World War II. United States troops loaded in landing crafts head towards Attu Island, Aleutian Islands. Naval guns aboard ships fire at Japanese positions on the coast. Soldiers land and wade through water amidst heavy firing. Royal Australian aircraft take off from an airstrip in New Guinea to bombard Japanese positions on the island. The aircraft in flight as they drop bombs. Explosions occur. A pilot in a cockpit as Japanese positions are being bombarded.
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.
Allied Forces fight the Axis Powers during World War II. An amphibious landing by the U.S. Forces in the Aleutian Islands. A ship in water. Explosion in the ship. U.S. battleships move towards Attu. Troops on the ship. Soldiers in barges move towards the island. Soldiers unload supplies. A wrecked Japanese plane. U.S. soldiers load and fire the artillery.
U.S. army troops and supplies being landed by Higgins boats at Massacre Bay, in preparation for battle to dislodge Japanese forces that invaded Attu Island in the Aleutians during World War 2. American forces landing at this Southern landing site included elements of the 17th and 32nd Infantry Regiments.. Troops and supplies are seen being brought to the shore by Higgins boats. Boxes of supplies are piled up and several Higgins boats are beached, including one from the Attack Transport Ship, USS Barnett (APA-5) and one from the USS Zeilin (APA-3). Weather is bleak and snow covers mountains in background. Most of the supplies are in wooden crates. Some building materials are also seen. There is no sign of Japanese resistance. The Higgins boats, aka Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) are shuttling back and forth from the attack transports seen anchored offshore. As the sequence progresses, more and more troops and supplies are seen on the beachhead. Troops form a chain to unload cargo from the landing craft.