Canadian soldier inspecting a captured Japanese machine gun,
Aleutian Islands, US Territory of Alaska, 16 Aug 1943
(Source: US Library of Congress)
70 Years Ago—Aug. 15,
island-hopping: US Army & Marines land on Vella Lavella in Solomons,
bypassing Kolombangara. US and Canadian forces land on Kiska in the Aleutians and find the Japanese left 2 weeks before.