Today in World War II History

Canadian soldier inspecting a captured Japanese machine gun,
Kiska, Aleutian Islands, US Territory of Alaska, 16 Aug 1943
(Source: US Library of Congress)
70 Years Ago—Aug. 15, 1943: First 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.