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  • ca. 1943
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  • During his service in World War II Tony Potoski served with the 591st Anti-Aircraft Artillery AW Battalion taking part in the initial landings on the islands of Attu and Kiska in the Aleutian Islands of western Alaska. Tony served on the Alaskan front participating in the Aleutian Islands Campaign for twenty-two months helping to secure Attu, Kiska and the greater Aleutians from Japanese occupation throughout 1943-1944.The Battles of Attu and ... more
    During his service in World War II Tony Potoski served with the 591st Anti-Aircraft Artillery AW Battalion taking part in the initial landings on the islands of Attu and Kiska in the Aleutian Islands of western Alaska. Tony served on the Alaskan front participating in the Aleutian Islands Campaign for twenty-two months helping to secure Attu, Kiska and the greater Aleutians from Japanese occupation throughout 1943-1944.The Battles of Attu and Kiska were the main conflicts of the Aleutian Islands Campaign of World War II where American and Japanese forces fought for control of these remote, sparsely inhabited islands of the North Pacific from May 11 to May 30, 1943. In June 1942, Japan seized Attu and its neighbor Kiska establishing garrisons on these remote, U. S. owned islands. The reason for taking Attu and Kiska, known for their barren, mountainous terrain and harsh weather, may have been to divert U.S. forces during Japan's attack on Midway Island (June 4-7, 1942) in the central... less
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2013