1943 USA – AUSTRALIA…CANADIAN FORCES ALEUTIAN ISLANDS… [21050]

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1943 (Dec 13) Airmail envelope to Sydney N.S.W. from 2101964 Sgm. Havell, 13th Inf. Bde. Sig. Sec., bearing U.S. Transport 6c tied C.A.P.O. 51 cds & with blue framed PASSED BY / U 24302 S / ARMY EXAMINER…. On 7 Jun 1942 Japan invaded the Aleutian Islands of Attu & Kiska. In May ’43 Attu was retaken by US forces & Canada was asked to provide troops to attack Kiska, they agreed with the 13th Infantry Brigade embarking 12 July 1943 & landing at Adak to join U.S. forces on 21 July. Canadian A.P.O. 51 supported the Brigade but mail was serviced by the U.S. APO facilities. See :- Proud, The Canadian Military Posts Vol. 2 & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleutian_Islands_campaign

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