World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ALEUTIANS: Last Ditch

The Japanese admitted the loss of Attu this week. Tokyo reported that the Jap forces perished in a desperate counterattack. The U.S. Navy, more reserved, believed there were still last-ditch snipers around Chichagof Harbor. This belief was borne out by an account of the fighting sent from U.S. Aleutian Headquarters by TIME Correspondent Robert Sherrod late last week:

Now the Japs are pinned on and around a nameless little peninsula that sticks out into Chichagof Harbor — an area from three to seven thousand yards deep and maybe four thousand yards wide. The battle...

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