World Battlefronts: Urgency in the Aleutians

As the Lightnings steadied for their runs they could see the great black rock that is Kiska. The Lightnings struck at the rock, and on top of the rock, as they flashed across, the pilots saw a swarm of men working—blasting, scraping, cracking stones. When the pilots pressed the buttons of their guns, and the tracers hurtled down and ricocheted off the rock, the men did not even hunt for cover on the coverless place; they just went on working.

Thus did the U.S. Army find the Japanese at work building an air strip...

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