Balloon Bombs: Imperial Japan's Top Secret Plan to Bomb the U.S. Homeland
The National Interest -

Warfare History Network

Security, Asia

With hot air balloons?

It crossed silently on a chilly winter evening over the southern Oregon coast, descending slowly, its ballast spent. The Japanese bomb-laden paper balloon collapsed into the Gearhart Mountain forest near the line separating Lake and Klamath Counties in south-central Oregon. The undercarriage of the 70-foot balloon slammed into the earth, its impact muffled by several inches of snow, which prevented a 33-pound high-explosive...

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