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“Personal Narratives From Those Who Served On Attu During WW-II”
These are for the most part stories extracted from "The Capture of Attu," a book of "The Infantry Journal" series prepared by the War Department. Rene "Frenchy" Thibault, stationed on Attu in 1946, was kind enough to make available his copy of this rare (and out of print) book that vividly details the events leading to and including the re-taking of Attu. See the "Shemya Mailbag" for additional stories folks had written about their tour of duty on both Shemya and Attu during WW-II. The Shemya Mailbag was a periodical published by Dan Lange (stationed on Shemya in 1946) of "The Shemya Veterans Association." Additional stories are added as they become available.

Stories from “The Capture of Attu”

Originally published 6 Mar 1999