Bombing

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Bombing

Post by panzer*mark*5 » 23 Jul 2004 19:58

Did Japan ever succesfully bomb the US? I heard my friend say that the Japanese sent Balloon bombs over the Pacific and they hit oregan and killed somewhere around 51 people.

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Post by Marcus » 23 Jul 2004 20:25

You might find this article on the balloon bombs interesting.
http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=932

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Post by Takao » 24 Jul 2004 05:32

As a side note to the baloon bombs, their remains were still being found into the early 1950's along the Pacific northwest. But,
attacks were made not just with balloon bombs alone.

The continental US was bombed twice by Warrant Officer Nobuo Fujita. Flying a "Glen" submarine launched floatplane from I-25, WO Fujita dropped two small incendiary bombs on a Oregon forest, but due to a recent rainfall, neither started a major fire. His second attempt at starting a forest fire was equally unsuccessful. These attacks took place on September 9, 1942 and September 29, 1942.

Here a link to the TROM for I-25.
http://www.combinedfleet.com/I-25.htm

On the night of March 4-5, 1942, two Kawanishi H8K "Emily" flying boats from the 24th Air Flotilla, based at Jaluit and Wotje bombed Oahu's Mount Tantalus. Their intended target was Pearl Harbor, which was covered in clouds, instead they dropped their bombs harmlessly on nearby Mount Tantalus. Although not a US State yet, this raid on the Hawaiian Islands is worth mentioning just on the distances the two "Emilys" covered. Although it should be mentioned that the flying boats did refuel from I-15 and I-19 at French Frigate Shoals.

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Post by Nucleicacidman » 24 Jul 2004 05:37

I imagined that the Aleutian Islands were bombed, especially Attu (which was actually captured).

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RE: Bombing.

Post by Robert Rojas » 24 Jul 2004 06:41

Greetings to both brother Panzer Mark Five and the community as a whole. Well P.M.F., in reference to your inquiry of Friday - July 23, 2004 - 7:58pm, old Uncle Bob would like to recommend the following thread for your perusal. The thread in question is entitled as THE JAPANESE CAPITULATION and it is also located within the WORLD WAR TWO IN THE PACIFIC & ASIA section of the forum. The thread's author goes by the nom de plume of Alejandro and its creation date is Monday - March 31, 2003 - 3:14pm. The subject of the Japanese balloon bombing offensive of 1945 were also touched upon within the body of this thread. Incidentally, there were a total of '5' fatalities and NOT '51' fatalities in the State of Oregon as a result of this Japanese aerial operation. Now you know! This little blurb was for your edification. In anycase, I would like to bid you a copacetic day from sea to shining sea.

Best Regards,
Uncle Bob 8)

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Post by panzer*mark*5 » 24 Jul 2004 07:21

thank you for your reply uncle bob but I didn't understand alot of words in your reply

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