PV-1 losses, Aleutian squadrons
PV-1 "Ventura", Aleutians, Kuriles, Kamchatka, USN plane losses
Battle of Shimushu
Kurile landing operation, Shimushu, Soviet-Japanese war, August 1945
Lend-Lease, Pacific Route, Kamchatka, Petropavlovsk, Vladivostok, P-63 "Kingcobra", P-39 "Aircobra", A-20 "Boston", B-25 "Mitchell", C-47, DC-3
VPB-120, VPB-122, PB4Y-2 "Privateer", Aleutians, WW2, Shemya
Japanese Kurile Islands, Shimushu, Paramushiro, Matsuwa, Araido
Patrol Bombing Squadrons, VB-135, VPB-135, PV-1 "Ventura", Attu, Kiska, Adak, Amchitka, Empire Express
Patrol Bombing Squadrons, VB-136, VPB-136, PV-1 "Ventura", Attu, Kiska, Adak, Amchitka, Empire Express
Patrol Bombing Squadrons, VPB-139, VB-139, PV-1 "Ventura", Attu, Adak, Amchitka, Empire Express
Patrol Bombing Squadron, VPB-131, PV-1 "Ventura", Attu, Adak, Amchitka, Empire Express
Fleet Air Wing FOUR Headquarters Squadron,
PV-1 "Ventura", Adak, Amchitka
“We learn from history that we do not learn from history“
―Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Recently I came to realization that some results of my archive digging might worth to be known by a wider community of people, rather than just a close circle of friends and pen pals. Some facts are more interesting than just a trivia, another ones are very little known, yet still important events from seventy-plus years ago.
With that in mind, I thought of creation of a website for those interested in history of the WW2 in Northern Pacific. While not attempting to compete with existing successful internet forums on the subject of WWII, I want to build an online resource for researchers, historians, and modelers alike.
Starting in English and Russian, I am looking forward to attract attention of Japanese students of the history of WW2, whose participation in the blog will be warmly welcomed.
Welcome to the North Pacific Skies!
Keywords: Aleutians, Kuriles and Kamchatka in World War Two. USN "Empire Express" and USAAF operations. PV-1 "Ventura", PV-2 "Harpoon", and PB4Y-2 "Privateer". Cases of friendly fire and Shimushu battle. Lend-lease. USN and USAAF aircraft losses in North Pacific.