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Report from the Aleutians: 1943



Report from the Aleutians
47:04 – 3 years ago

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.

Sgt Sam Magee of FSSF  from Oshawa was involved in this invasion


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Story Sixty-Seven: Food, Wonderful Food


Resourceful soldiers during the campaign had to learn ways quickly to find ways to sustain themselves.

These stories are by William “Sam” Magee  during the Italian campaign

Story One  Pig Story

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Story Two Cow Story

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Story Three: Farmer Magee
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W. Sam Magee recounts a series of stories being stationed with the First Special Service Force which was assigned the task of invading Kiska in the Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska during WW 2

Kiska-Little Kiska                      August 15-19, 1943

Story One:  Fishing

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Story Two Training

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Story Three: Invasion of Kiska Island

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Click to see and listen to Sam’s  story at Kiska


Watch and Listen to Audio Soundlide

To download the zipped file  click  below.  After downloading the file, click on file, unzipped file, open the index.html file to run the flash video



Japanese Zero Plane

21_nimitz_subTwo Man Japanese Submarine

Story Four West Coast Rangers

This is story about Canada Military Train that patroled the West Coast from Prince Rupert, British Columbia

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Audio and story on  Canada No 1 Amoured Train



1. Stan Cohen, The Forgotten War, A pictorial History of the WW in Alaska and NW Canada, ISBN 0-933126-70-9

2. Online Resource  on the First Special Service Forces

click on below


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