Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Two WWII related posts

This first link is about the Aleutian island, Kiska, which was invaded by the Japanese after a fight with Americans. The equipment from both sides remains on the island where it fell, including crashed planes, telephone poles, jeeps, and other equipment. It's s a small, mostly undisturbed WWII battlefield. Read more about it here http://www.adn.com/article/20141108/deserted-aleutian-island-scars-world-war-ii-remain

Secondly, a number of crashed planes are found on the Norway coast in arctic waters from WWII. Like the example above, the overall history of the squadrons and planes and men in them is known, but is becoming more distant and forgotten as increasing numbers of WWII vets die and immediate connection to that era and individuals of WWII is lost. Read more about the sunken planes here http://www.adn.com/article/20141109/history-revealed-wwii-wrecks-norway-s-arctic-fjords

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