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Shemya


Digital relief map of Shemya


Shemya (174.103E 52.724N) is a small island (about 4 miles or 7 km long) near the western end of the Aleutians chain, 35 miles (56 km) east southeast of Attu. With a maximum elevation of just 240' (75 meters), it is the only island in the Aleutians with large areas of flat ground, and it was developed as a B-29 Superfortress base in June 1943, following the invasion of Attu. However, no aircraft larger than B-24 Liberators were based there during the war.

References

Garfield (1965)

GlobalSecurity.org (accessed 2008-10-31)

Morison (1951)

Rottman (2002)



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