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ATTU MAPS

Updated: 12/08/2016  09:50

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.