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An image from the Signal Corps photographer on Attu shows the landings on the beach of Holts Bay, Attu, Alaska. (WWII Signal Corps Collection) T 5hemilitary'slongandimportanthistoryin 6Peninsula. The Army relinquished control of Alaska to the Treasury Elements of the Army's 9th Infantry were on hand as the Department in 1877 but did not entirely leave the territory. We are committed to providing world-class support to team and the C-17 Globemaster IIIs getting them to the fight, you and your family, and enabling you to focus on your mission. and HC-130 and HH-60 aircraft conducting search and res- Arctic Tough, Mission Ready, Family Strong! friend of many of the leading Army Air Forces commanders As more and more people came into Alaska and north- before the war, and would have doubtless figured prominently western Canada, the necessity for better communications in the command hierarchy. The Washington- The first Air Force unit to be assigned to Alaska, the 18th Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System connected all the Pursuit Squadron, arrived in February 1941. By 1903, the line stretched Base Group was assigned shortly afterward to provide base from Seattle to southeastern Alaska, Valdez, the Interior and support. The Eleventh Air Force was redesignated as the Alaskan 1940, with a brief surge during World War I. United States transferred nearly 8,000 aircraft to the Soviet As the world prepared for another great war in 1940, mili- Union at Ladd Field, which tary construction in Alaska accelerated.