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    Shemya Island Aleutian Islands | Alaska United States

Location
Shemya Island is a two miles by four miles in the Semichi Island Group (Semichi Islands) in the Aleutian Island Chain (Aleutian Islands) in Alaska in the United States. Shemya Island is located 35 miles east of Attu Island. To the west is Nizki Island and Alaid Island.

Wartime History
Japanese forces at one time planned to occupy Shemya, but the landing was called off. After the Allied liberation of Attu Island on May 29, 1943 the U. S. Army landed on Shemya and built Shemya Airfield.

Shemya Airfield (Eareckson Air Force Station)
Wartime airfield still in use today

References
Shemya, Aleutian Islands, Alaska The "Black Pearl" of the Aleutians

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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