Photo courtesy of Robert H. McGinnis, from the collection of Clifford F. McGinnis, Post Engineer, Amchitka. Dec 1944-Jan 1946.
Through photos learn more about Clifford McGinnis’ tour of duty on Amchitka Island during World War II. You can also read a letter he wrote to his sweetheart in late May, 1945 and a copy of the story "Battle of the Aleutians," which commemorates the actions in the campaign by the Intelligence Section, Field Force Headquarters on Adak, and reproduced by the 29th Engineers. Appended to the story are Clifford's discharge papers.
Did You Know?
When the Japanese invaded the islands of Attu and Kiska in June, 1942, it was the first time that an enemy occupied American soil since the War of 1812.