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The Capture of Attu

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The Capture of Attu As Told by the Men Who Fought There
  • War Department
    • The Infantry Journal, 1944
      • 254 pages
      • 32 photos
      • 3 maps
Contents
  • The Battle of Attu

    • The Island of Attu

    • The Japanese Take Attu

    • Preliminary Operations Against Attu

    • American Preparations for Invasion

    • The Advance on Attu

    • Massacre Bay

    • Stalemate in Massacre Valley

    • The Opening of Clevesy Pass

    • The Landing at Red Beach

    • The Provisional Battalion

    • The Capture of the Japanese Base

    • The Battle of Chichagof

    • Aid from Japan

    • The Taking of the Fish Hook

    • Yamasaki's Decision

    • Conclusion

  • Personal Narratives of Attu

    • Foreword by Lt. Robert J. Mitchell

      • Massacre Valley

        • The Landing of the Artillery by S/Sgt. S.E. West, S/Sgt. A.W. Robbins, Cpl. H.B. Campbell

        • Advance into Massacre Valley: The Right Flank by Lt. C.K. Paulson, Cpl. M.M. Brusuelas, P.H. Doty

        • Advance into Massacre Valley: The Left Flank by Pvt. Raymond V. Braun

        • Attack on Jarmin Pass by Sgt. Louis Adami

        • The Signal Corps in Foxholes by Capt. Fred E. Kyer

        • Artillery Sniping by Lt. John W. Edrington

        • Caring for the Wounded in Massacre Valley by S/Sgt. Ernest Briggs

        • The Contact Between Southern and Northern Forces by Lt. Winfiled Harvey Mapes

        • The Attack on Clevesy Pass, 1 by Sgt. Alastair Finlayson, Sgt. E.H. Roethemeyer, Cpl. R.C. Gantner

        • Clevesy Pass, 2 by Pfc. Ira Clawson

        • The Attack on Cold Mountain from Jarmin Pass by S/Sgt. Charles H. Roberts

        • The Taking of Cold Mountain by Sgt. Walter G. Moesch

        • The Taking of Engineer Hill by Cpl. Tony L. Pinelli

        • Taking Point Able, 1 by Lt. Donald E. Dwinell

        • Taking Point Able, 2 by Pvt. Anthony G. SImonic

      • Holtz Bay

        • The Attack on Holtz Bay by Sgt. Frank J. Gonzales

        • Jeeps at Red Beach by Pfc. Morris R. Madison

        • Crossing to Holtz Bay by S/Sgt. William B. Pack

        • The Gunner's Revenge by Pfc. Melvin J. Nelson

        • Night Patrol by Sgt. John C. Salvino

        • Captured Mortars by Cpl. Jerome G. Job

        • Duplex Foxhole by Sgt. Richard H. Mason

        • Memories by S/Sgt. Arthur Benevich

        • Lost Opportunity by Lt. Joseph A. Gray

        • Landing at Austin Cove by 1st Sgt. Fenton Hamlin

      • The Battle for Chichagof

        • The Attack on Sarana Nose, 1 by Capt. John J. Womack

        • The Attack on Sarana Nose, 2 by Sgt. Francis W. McLean, S/Sgt. John Bacoch, Jr.

        • Over the Hill by Cpl. Dan H. Manges

        • Direct Fire by Lt. John C. Patrick

        • Patrolling the Heights by Cpl. John B. Welde

        • An Attu Sunday by 1st Sgt. Charles W. Laird

        • One-Man Army by Lt. Winfield Harvey Mapes

        • Pin-Up Girl by Sgt. Benjamin W. Wolfington

        • Attack Fish Hook Ridge by Sgt. Donald W. Wonn

        • Air Support by Pvt. Anthony G. Simonic

        • Mission Accomplished by Sgt. Neils Jensen

        • Mortar Accident by Sgt. Charles N. Taggart

        • Passing the Ammunition by Lt. Darwin M. Krystall

        • Advancing on Fish Hook, 1 by Sgt. D.W. Wonn

        • Advancing on Fish Hook, 2 by Sgt. Glenn E. Swearingen, Sgt. Earl L. Marks

        • Platoon Action by Lt. Eugene M. Reagan

        • The Rule of Chance by Capt. Charles W. Murphy Jr.

        • The Weight of Numbers by Pvt. Theodore Miller

        • The Radio That Turned Jap by Lt. Bruce Wells

        • Creature Comfort by Lt. Patrick C. Murphy

        • The Attack on Buffalo Ridge by Sgt. Clent O. Brown

        • An Indian Game by Pfc. George H. Flyingnice

        • Vanderlaan Peak by S/Sgt. Charles H. Roberts

      • Counterattack and Cleanup

        • The Breakthrough, 1 by Capt. Albert L. Pence, Jr.

        • The Breakthrough, 2 by Cpl. Lawrence R. Kelley

        • A Clearing Station by Capt. George S. Buehler

        • The Story of a Supply Dump by Pfc. Thomas Allen Sexton

        • Engineers as Infantry by 1st Sgt. Jessie H. Clonts, Jr.

        • A Day in Hiding by Cpl. Virgil F. Montgomery

        • Rear Clearing Station by Capt. Lawrence L. Hick

        • Little Flower by Tech5 Ray Gonzales

        • Doctors and Wounded by Capt. Charles H. Yellin

        • Flanking Fire by Sgt. John J. Sullivan

        • Mopping Up by Pfc. Antonio Aguilar

        • Chichagof Village by Sgt. Carmen J. Calabrese

        • The Aftermath, 1 by Capt. Albert L. Pence, Jr.

        • The Aftermath, 2 by Sgt. Horace A. Lopez

        • Paper Bullets by Cpl. George H. Starr

        • Notches on the Rifle by Cpl. William E. Smith

        • Post-Battle Casualties by 1st Sgt. Thane S. Bertrand

        • Prisoners of War by Pfc. H.L. Sparrs, Pvt. E.L. Burgett, Pfc. Ire E Patrick

        • Finale

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