Little Kiska Island is located to the east of Kiska Island bordering Kiska Harbor.
After the Japanese occupation of Kiska, they also landed on Little Kiska. The island was fortified with radar, three 120mm coastal guns and anti-aircraft guns to guard the approach to Kiska Harbor.
American missions against Little Kiska
July 8, 1942 - August 13, 1943
The entire Japanese
garrison was evacuated from Kiska Harbor on July 23, 1943. Afterwards, Allied forces continued to bomb and strafe the island, unaware the defenders had withdrawn. After the Allied landing Kiska on August 15, 1943, Little Kiska was occupied and found empty.
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February 4, 2018