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US soldiers moving the wounded. Battle of Attu, Alaska.

The recapture of the Aleutian Islands (Alaska) in the Northern Pacific May American soldiers carry a wounded comrade to safety during the fighting on Attu Island.

Agefangel Prokopioff, Mike Hodikoff, Anastasia Hodikoff, on Attu Island, Alaska - Aleut - 1936

Agefangel Prokopioff, Mike Hodikoff, Anastasia Hodikoff, on Attu Island, Alaska - Aleut - 1936 (mike = my grandfather)

June 23, 1943: U.S. Army reinforcements land on a beach in Attu, Alaska on during World War II. U.S. troops invaded Attu on May 11 to expel the Japanese from the Aleutians. (AP Photo)

Photos: The Pacific and Adjacent Theaters in WWII

WW II - U. Army reinforcements land on a beach in Attu, Alaska on June 1943 during World War II. troops invaded Attu on May 11 to expel the Japanese from the Aleutians.

In the Battle of Attu, the main conflict of the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II, American and Japanese armies fought from May 11 to May 30, 1943, for control of Attu, a small, sparsely inhabited island at the far western end of Alaska’s Aleutian chain in the North Pacific.

In the Battle of Attu, the main conflict of the Aleutian Islands Campaign during…

Seabee carpenters (of the U.S. Navy's Construction Battalion), Aleutian Campaign, Alaska, 1943.

LIFE in the Aleutians: Rare Photos From World War II's Forgotten Front

Not published in LIFE. Seabee carpenters (of the U.

Joe Redington with the 10th Rescue Squadron dog team, Alaska.

Joe Redington with the Rescue Squadron dog team, Alaska.

November 1942. Though the ALCAN highway was completed in October, the official opening ceremony was held on November 21, 1942 at Soldier's Summit at Kluane Lake about 100 miles east of the Alaska-Yukon border.

November Though the ALCAN highway was completed in October, the official opening ceremony was held on November 1942 at Soldier's Summit at Kluane Lake about 100 miles east of the Alaska-Yukon border.

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