TIL of Attu Island, Alaska. One of only two places to be captured and occupied by Japanese forces during WW2. Upon being re-taken by American forces causalities were over 5000 between both sides. It also holds the title for being the most westerly point of America and the most easterly.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attu_Island

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  1. that sent me down an interesting rabbit hole – thank you! sad af that so many of the local inhabitants died in the war that they coul no longer sustain their village…

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