ANCHORAGE, Alaska—On June 7, 1942, the Japanese invasion of the Aleutians began on Attu Island began 70 years ago.
It was the first occupation of American soil by a foreign army since the War of 1812.
United States military, by the time the conflict was over, 85-hundred Japanese soldiers fought more than 144-thousand U.S. military personnel.
The Battle of Attu lasted from June 1942 until August 1943.
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