This tiny sub is a good symbol of that. The foot submarine lies in the long grass off Kiska Harbor. Part of another lies belly-up on a Kiska beach. They had anti-aircraft guns up and down the valleys. Japanese leaders wanted to deploy six of them at Midway Atoll, but after defeat there, they diverted the subs to Kiska in July
The Japanese bombed Dutch Harbor on June 4,
World War II-era Japanese mini-submarine rusts on Kiska
They had pretty much dug in there for the long haul. They had anti-aircraft guns up and down the valleys. While looking for prehistoric sites on Kiska, of which there are many, archaeologists bump into reminders of the Japanese presence on the island during World War II. Arts and Entertainment Books. Before they left under cover of thick Aleutian weather, Japanese troops disabled the midget submarines with explosives. Corbett and graduate student Richard Galloway have highlighted the Kiska midget sub on their blog for the Aleutian Island Research Group, a collection of scientists who share ideas about a unique place on Earth.