WWII on Attu Island, Alaska

American soldiers and equipment are landed on the black volcanic beach at Massacre Bay on Attu Island, Alaska on May 26, 1943 during World War II. The U.S. troops will meet another force which has located the Japanese Army. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)
U.S. NAVY
Joe Sasser collection An American soldier stands next to a dead Japanese soldier after the Battle of Engineer Hill on May 29, 1943.
Collection of Joe Sasser
Joe Sasser collection Joe Sasser fought in the Battle of Engineer Hill on Attu, May 29, 1943.
Collection of Joe Sasser
Joe Sasser collection Dead Japanese soldier fill a ravine near Engineer Hill. They were killed during the Battle of Engineer Hill on May 29, 1943.
Collection of Joe Sasser
U.S. Army reinforcements land on a beach in Attu, Alaska on June 23, 1943 during World War II. U.S. troops invaded Attu on May 11 to expel the Japanese from the Aleutians. (AP Photo)
American soldiers and equipment are landed on the black volcanic beach at Massacre Bay on Attu Island, Alaska on May 26, 1943 during World War II. The U.S. troops will meet another force which has located the Japanese Army. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)
U.S. NAVY
Joe Sasser collection An American soldier stands next to a dead Japanese soldier after the Battle of Engineer Hill on May 29, 1943.
Collection of Joe Sasser
Joe Sasser collection Joe Sasser fought in the Battle of Engineer Hill on Attu, May 29, 1943.
Collection of Joe Sasser
Joe Sasser collection Dead Japanese soldier fill a ravine near Engineer Hill. They were killed during the Battle of Engineer Hill on May 29, 1943.
Collection of Joe Sasser
U.S. Army reinforcements land on a beach in Attu, Alaska on June 23, 1943 during World War II. U.S. troops invaded Attu on May 11 to expel the Japanese from the Aleutians. (AP Photo)
Craig Medred