Searchers find Japanese remains on Attu Island





The searchers dug for days, ignoring blisters and sore muscles, to look for remains of some of the more than 2,000 Japanese soldiers buried in mass graves on the Aleutian island of Attu after a bloody World War II battle.

But old bullets and bits of barbed wire were all that emerged from beneath the grassy tundra -- until the end of the two-week mission by U.S. and Japanese representatives who traveled to the remote resting place of nearly 2,500 soldiers. On May 23, searchers struck their shovels on decaying wood boxes and found the well-preserved bones of two Japanese soldiers likely buried by their comrades during the 1943 Battle of Attu.



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