Thursday, May 24, 2018

USS Detroit-- Part 4: Action in the Aleutians


In September 1942, the USS Detroit escorted two convoys to American Somoa and on one of those rescued the crew of a downed PBY.

On 10 November 1942, the Detroit was sent to Aleutian islands in Alaska to prevent Japanese invasion.  While there, she served as the flagship of the fleet.  On several occasions the ship bombarded Japanese positions.

It remained there until 1944 and then went to Bremerton, Washington, for needed repairs.

--GreGen

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