Japan drops bombs on USA
Posted 07 October 2003 - 08:16 PM
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Posted 07 October 2003 - 08:36 PM
One killed 6 in Oregon as they dragged off an unexploded one.
Posted 07 October 2003 - 08:38 PM
Posted 21 November 2003 - 12:02 AM
--General Douglas MacArthur
Posted 21 November 2003 - 04:39 AM
Also a submarine surfaced off of a factory in Oregon in 1942 i think and shelled it for a few hours. Pretty interesting huh.
Posted 21 November 2003 - 04:14 PM
I also think one of the balloon bombs landed all the way in Michigan and killed some boy scouts or something on an outing.
-General Winfield Scott Hancock at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863
Posted 17 December 2003 - 07:36 AM
I believe they where a primative fire bomb.
Posted 19 March 2010 - 04:31 AM
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 09:46 PM
I had a friend that was there that night, and he said it got
REAL interesting for a while.
Japan launced over 6,000 balloons, against the North American conitinent
Japan had planned to shootout the Lighthouses on Christmas eve 1941.
Can you imagine that!!!!!
Billy the Kid
Posted 20 March 2010 - 10:37 PM
Those Fugo balloon bombs were a pretty much total failure, one Fugo bomb did kill a Methodist minister’s pregnant wife and five kids who were on a church sponsored picnic in the woods near Bly Oregon, and another one of them did hit and cut the power lines to the Hanford Plant (plutonium production). The silver lining to that Fugo success was the "integrated" self shut-down process proved to work without flaw, and the system was up and working again within a week or two at Hanford.
Of the nine thousand or so balloon bombs launched, about half made it across the Pacific and landed on the North American continent resulting in over 342 incidents registered throughout western United States and Canada. Fugo bombs landed as far north as Alaska and the Yukon Territories, and as far south as Mexico. I believe a few even made it as far east as Wisconsin, but they never did anything in reality other than alert the American government to the existence of the Jet Stream (something largely unknown by the US), and that our "ocean barriers" were far from perfect defenses. Here is a good article on how the US geologists figured out where they were being launched from.
Japanese Vengenance Balloon Bombs of World War II - J. David Rogers
On the 23rd of February 1942. the Japanese Navy's submarine I-17, under the command of Commander Nishino Kozo, surfaced and shelled the oil refinery near Santa Barbara. About 15 or 16 shells were fired from its 5.5-inch deck gun. Little damage was done in this attack, about $500 damage was done to one oil rig, and one man was wounded (not killed) in his attempt to defuse an unexploded shell. Later, after the Doolittle raid on the home islands of Japan, on June 20th, 1942, the submarine I-26 shelled the lighthouse at Estevan Point on Vancouver Island and I-25 torpedoed and shelled the freighter S.S. Fort Camosun off Cape Flattery. It was towed to port, not sunk.
On the evening of June 21st of '42 the I-25 moved in close to shore and opened fire on Fort Stevens. It fired 17 shells, but a great many of them were duds. Some of them which functioned left craters in the beach and marshland around Battery Russell at the fort, damaging only the backstop of the baseball diamond about 70 to 80 yards from the facility's big guns. A shell fragment also nicked a power line, causing it to fail later. Casualties amounted to one soldier who cut his head rushing to his battle station.
In its final "claim to fame", the I-25 again launched another unique attack on American soil. On September 9th, 1942 Japanese pilot Nobuo Fujita catapulted from the I-25 near the coast of southern Oregon aboard a seaplane and headed east toward Mt. Emily. His mission was to drop an incendiary (fire) bomb on the thick forest and cause a massive fire that would shock Americans and divert resources from fighting the war. Once over forested land, Fujita released the bomb, which struck leaving a crater about three feet in diameter and about one foot deep, but not igniting a major fire. A second, similar seaplane attack at the end of September yielded similar results. If the forest had been dry, the Japanese plan might have worked, leaving forest fires that could have diverted hundreds of fire fighters and large amounts of money from the war effort while triggering panic in the population.
Edited by brndirt1, 20 March 2010 - 10:45 PM.
Posted 23 March 2010 - 09:01 PM
My personal favorite is the "bat bomb"
The best part is it worked real well.
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