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Thursday, October 14, 2010

JAPANESE BALLOON BOMB ATTACKS ON THE U.S.

Smithsonian publication on Japanese attempts to carry the war to the American mainland using paper balloons that carried explosive devices. They launched 9,000 such contraptions. Most landed without incident or were shot down by military aircraft in the U.S. and Canada, but one that landed in Oregon killed a minister’s wife and five children on a day trip to a recreation area:

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