Lessons Learned From World War II Encounter

On the westernmost point of Alaska, forming the tip of the Aleutian Islands sits the small island of Attu. Attu has the distinction of simultaneously being the westernmost point in the United States and North America and also one of the easternmost points, (being that it is actually in the eastern hemisphere). Also, it was the site of the only land battle ever fought on U.S. soil during World War II.

On the morning of March 26, 1943, Admiral Charles H. McMorris (U.S. Navy) was patrolling the waters off Attu with a small convoy consisting of one heavy cruiser, the Read the rest