World Battlefronts: Penny Ante Interrupted

The break that weather-bound U.S. pilots in the Aleutians had been praying for—some action—came last week. Up from steel-mat runways as far westward as the Andreanof Island group rose Liberator heavy bombers, Mitchell mediums and Lightning fighters, joyfully heading toward Kiska. On the first day they attacked Kiska submarine installations and camp buildings four times. The second day Kiska was raided six times. On the third day, twice more.

For the first time since winter's onset a sustained attack had been possible. Twelve raids in three days had been more than all the raids of February put together. That was a...

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