Anyone heard of this: This battle was so-called because of the blips, or pips, that appear on the radar screen to indicate contact with a ship or aircraft. At 0007 on 26 July 1943, a US flying boat reported a contact with 7 ships 320km south west of Attu, on of the Aleutian islands. American warships patrolling off Kiska, which was occupied by the Japanese, went to investigate. They too, picked up radar contact and, thinking it was an enemy convoy bound for Kiska, engaged it. A total of 1000 shells were fired, the wakes of torpedoes were sighted, and flares and lights reported. Below decks men felt the 'shock' of imagined near misses and one had a battle induced nervous breakdown. While the 'battle' was raging the Japanese evacuated Kiska undisturbed and it was dawn before the radar targets were identified as return echoes from mountains more than 160km away. This goes to show how be the more technically advanced isn't always an advantage.