Japanese forces landing on Kiska, Aleutian Islands, during World War II
Aleutians Date:1942, June 6 Duration:3 min 6 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Japanese No. 3 Special Landing Party of 500 Imperial Marines are seen landing and proceeding inland on Kiska, Aleutian Islands. They carry the rising sun flag. They are seen searching two captured Americans from the U.S. Naval Weather Detachment. The rising sun flag is seen in right foreground. The Japanese troops continue walking across the island. Buildings of the weather detachment seen in background.The Japanese troops assemble in formations near the weather detachment buildings as their commander addresses them. A Japanese Type 97, 4EFB (Mavis) flying boat seen taxiing into the bay and being tended by Small boats. (Reportedly, the Tail code "O" identifies the seaplane's unit as Taiwan-based Toko-tai, also active in Solomon islands.)
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