We’ve used these different maps to accompany our Attu Island presentations; a coarse grid
map displaying alpha-numerical coordinates which we’ve used to provide location references
to accompany select photos we’ve included on our pages, and a second more detailed map of
Attu which we’ve obtained from the U. S. Geological Survey, dated 1953, including minor
revisions dated 1970, and another identifying the Attours Quarters location. The last shows
the landing areas for the Allied Invasion in May, 1942. This page provides quick access to
these maps. Click on the access icon for the 1st two maps and they will appear in a separate
(new) browser window.
The Grid Map: File size: 600 x 400 pixels, 65.2 kB. Access Icon: The USGS Map:File size: 3,680 x 2,447 pixels, 778 kB.Access Icon:
Specific to Internet Explorer Browser (Others may emulate this functionality as well): By opening this map in a new browser window you will see a version of the map sized to fit your browser window. By moving your cursor over the displayed map you should see a magnifying glass icon with a “plus” sign displayed. Point your cursor over a location of interest and left-click the mouse…you should get an enlarged version displayed of that area…determined by the size of the browser window. The cursor will revert to a “minus” sign, which when clicked in the browser window will return the image to its original display size.
This map from LORAN History depicting various highlighted locations around Attu Island, including the rough location for the Attour Quarters, occupying the old LORAN-A buildings on Murder Point.
Map of U. S. Forces landing sites on Attu, 11 May 1943. (Source: Patrick Clancey)
This map was extracted from the "Capture of Attu" book, published in 1944 by the Infantry Journal, Inc. This book was one of many in the "Fighting Forces" series, and was a first edition printed in October of 1944.