CANCELLED: Historian John H. Cloe presents ‘Mission to the Kurils’

November 17, 2016

John Cloe’s talk, “Mission to the Kurils,” has been cancelled; apologies for the late notice. View all upcoming bookstore events here. The next talk will be “The Many Faces and Voices of Muslims at UAA” on Friday, Dec. 2, 4–6 p.m. For more information, visit the UAA Campus Bookstore website or contact Rachel Epstein at (907) 786-4782 or

CANCELLED: Historian John H. Cloe presents ‘Mission to the Kurils’
Monday, Nov. 21, 5-7 p.m.
UAA Campus Bookstore

The book Mission to the Kurils describes the World War II air and naval operations against the Japanese home islands from Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The U. S. strategy, according to author John H. Cloe, was to starve the Japanese by bombing salmon canneries on the island chain.

John H. Cloe is a retired Air Force historian and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Alaska Historical Society’s Alaskan Historian of the Year and Trail Blazer Awards. Mission to the Kurils is full of interesting historical anecdotes and is the third book written by John H. Cloe.

Read more about Mission to Kurlis at Alaska Dispatch News: “The war after Attu: Anchorage historian writes the first history of air battle launched from Alaska.”

There is free parking for this event in the South Lot, Sports Complex NW Lot, West Campus Central Lot and Sports Campus West Lot.

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