Army & Navy - OPERATIONS: Tundra Troopers

They landed on Adak four days before the infantry. They were on Amchitka long before the main body of troops. On Attu they guided soldiers fresh from the States over trackless, snow-covered mountains. Late in June they led reconnaissance troops on Aggatu to make certain that no Jap was still there. And when the Army goes after Kiska, the Alaska Scouts will surely again be in the vanguard.

These rugged frontiersmen make up one of the most highly specialized groups in the U.S. Army. Their assignments: 1) to explore unknown parts of...