WWII Quiz - Page 12




 
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October 31st, 2005  
bigcanada813
 
 
Give me the exact dates and you got it tomtom
October 31st, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
What the ? Attu and Kiska are part of the Aleutian Islands.
October 31st, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
The Japanese No. 3 Special Landing Party and 500 Marines went ashore at Kiska, on June 6, 1942, as a diversionary part of the Japanese plan for the Battle of Midway. The Japanese captured the sole inhabitants of the island a small American Naval Weather Detachment consisting of ten men, including a Lieutenant along with their dog. One member of the detachment escaped for 50 days. Starving, thin, and extremely cold, he finally surrendered to the Japanese. The next day Attu Island was captured by the Japanese.
On May 11, 1943, American troops invaded Attu. This Battle of the Aleutian Islands produced some of the bloodiest fighting in the Pacific theatre, second only to Iwo Jima. There were 3929 American casualties; 549 were killed, 1148 were injured, 1200 had severe cold injuries, 614 succumbed to disease, and 318 died of miscellaneous causes, largely Japanese booby traps and friendly fire. All in all, roughly 25% of the American force was killed. On May 29, the last of the Japanese forces committed suicide rather than be captured; the result was an American victory. American burial teams counted 2351 Japanese dead, but it was presumed that hundreds more had been buried over the course of the battle.
On August 17, 1943, an invasion force consisting of 34,426 Allied troops, 5,300 of whom were Canadian, 95 ships (including three battleships and a heavy cruiser), and an assigned air strength of 168 aircraft arrived at and landed on Kiska...To find the island completely abandoned. It turned out that the Japanese, well aware of the loss of Attu and the impending arrival of the larger American force, had successfully removed their troops on July 28, 1943 without the Americans or, and more importantly, their bombers noticing.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiska
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October 31st, 2005  
bigcanada813
 
 
I was looking for specifics Cooler King, and I'll apologize if I affended you.
October 31st, 2005  
Springfield
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomtom22
The Japanese No. 3 Special Landing Party and 500 Marines went ashore at Kiska, on June 6, 1942, as a diversionary part of the Japanese plan for the Battle of Midway. The Japanese captured the sole inhabitants of the island a small American Naval Weather Detachment consisting of ten men, including a Lieutenant along with their dog. One member of the detachment escaped for 50 days. Starving, thin, and extremely cold, he finally surrendered to the Japanese. The next day Attu Island was captured by the Japanese.
On August 17, 1943, an invasion force consisting of 34,426 Allied troops, 5,300 of whom were Canadian, 95 ships (including three battleships and a heavy cruiser), and an assigned air strength of 168 aircraft arrived at and landed on Kiska...To find the island completely abandoned. It turned out that the Japanese, well aware of the loss of Attu and the impending arrival of the larger American force, had successfully removed their troops on July 28, 1943 without the Americans or, and more importantly, their bombers noticing.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiska
I never knew that, TomTom. That's cool information.
October 31st, 2005  
bigcanada813
 
 
congratulations tomtom, and again, I apologize to Cooler King.
October 31st, 2005  
Springfield
 
 
Ok, TomTom. Post another question.
October 31st, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
No problem.
October 31st, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Cooler King
What the ? Attu and Kiska are part of the Aleutian Islands.
They are part of the state of Alaska, which during WWII was an American territory.
October 31st, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
President F. D. Roosevelt signed an unpublished (secret) executive order in May 1940 allowing U.S. military personnel to resign from the service so that they could participate in a covert operation in China. What was the Name of that operation?