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    Nazan Bay Atka Island | Aleutian Islands | Alaska United States
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USN September 12, 1942
Wartime History
Nazan Bay borders Atka Island in the Aleutian Island Chian of Alaska in the United States.

Wartime History
During early June 1942, U.S. Navy's PatWing 4 (Patrol Wing 4) operated PBY Catalinas supported by seaplane tender USS Gillis operated from Nazan Bay for operations against Kiska. On July 19, 1942 seaplane tender USS Casco (AVP-12) to establish an advanced seaplane base at Nazan Bay to support seaplane and flyingboat operations against Kiska including anti-shipping searches, bombing of enemy positions and cover for surface force bombardments.

American and Japanese missions against Atka
June 11, 1942–December 10, 1942

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July 17, 2021


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