Operation "Cottage" - the code name for the operation of the US Army, aimed at the release of the Japanese island of Kyska during the Pacific campaign in the Second World War. The operation took place from 15 to 24 August 1943. The seizure of the island of Kyska is a truly unique case in the history of wars, when the Japanese army did not suffer any losses, and the Americans lost more than 300 people killed and wounded. Also, one destroyer, which exploded on the mine, was damaged. In fact, this operation consisted entirely of "friendly fire", and the American army valiantly liberated the island, which was not a single Japanese.