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Report from the Aleutians (1943)

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A cinematic record of US military operations on the Aleutian Island of Adak to retake Japanese occupied Kiska.

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Milton Ashkin ...
Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Maj. Milton Ashkin)
Lyle A. Bean ...
Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Lt. Lyle A. Bean)
Jack Chennault ...
Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Col. Jack Chennault)
C.M. McCorkle ...
Himself - USAAF Commander (as Col. C.M. McCorkle)
Hawley P. Nill ...
Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Lt. Hawley P. Nill)
William Prince ...
Himself - USAAF Commander (as Col. William Prince)
George I. Radell ...
Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Lt. George I. Radell)
Henry J. Strenkowski ...
Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Lt. Henry J. Strenkowski)
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A official documentary movie about the misson of the US forces on an island of the Aleutians, from which US bombers are attacking the Japanese occupied island Kiska. The movie includes footage from a bombing raid over Kiska with B-17 and B-24 bombers. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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30 July 1943 (USA)  »

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This documentary was made before the US and Canadian August 1943 invasion of Kiska. However, B-17 and B-24 bombing raid footage is seen at the end of this film. See more »

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Overall a good wartime movie.
19 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A nice and fairly accurate portrayal of combat in the Aleutians. One item I thought very interesting was the lack of mention regarding the large Canadian contribution to this theater. I would have to guess it was not considered appropriate for the home audience in the US at the time. Considering the minor theater the Aleutins seemed to be view as it is a great tribute to this campaign. I found the scenes of vastness of the area amazing. The views of old aircraft in action would be of great interest to aviation fans. For most people, I'm sure this is film will be the only views of the Aleutian Islands most people will ever see! Certainly require viewing for any WWll buff!


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