Monday, December 29, 2008

Old Warbird Part Of New National Monument

In 1942, a B-24 Liberator made an emergency landing on Atka Island in the Aleutians. All of the crew survived. The plane is still there after all these years, slowly deteriorating.

Its wreck site is part of a new national monument approved by President Bush: World War II Valor In The Pacific National Monument.

Other parts of the monument include areas of the Pearl Harbor battle, remnants of the Japanese occupation of the Aleutians, and the Tule Segregation center in California where Japanese-Americans were imprisoned.

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