"We learn from history that we do not learn from history"
―Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Recently, I realized that some of my archive digging results might be worthy of being known by a wider community of people rather than just a close circle of friends and pen pals. Some facts I've uncovered are far more interesting than just trivia, and others are widely unknown, yet important events from seventy-plus years ago.
With that in mind, I created this website for those interested in the history of WWII in the Northern Pacific. Without attempt of competing 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 the attention of Japanese students to the history of WWII, 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.
Battle of Shimushu
Kurile landing operation, Shimushu, Soviet-Japanese war, August 1945