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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Dec 2021 9:01 p.m. PST

In the waning days of World War II, the Japanese devised balloon bombs that could travel more than 5,000 miles via the jet stream to explode on North American soil. One of these bombs killed six Americans in rural Oregon in 1945…

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bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2021 10:49 p.m. PST

There were a few shows on the history/military channels about those

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2021 2:02 a.m. PST

Our fire bombs were much more effective.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian03 Dec 2021 3:38 a.m. PST

There were a few shows on the history/military channels about those

Another one coming up. They estimate hundreds of these bombs are still 'out there'.

skipper John03 Dec 2021 6:51 a.m. PST


Too funny.

microgeorge Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2021 8:45 a.m. PST

Ballons vs. B-29s. That's a bold strategy.

troopwo Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2021 9:08 a.m. PST

Intended to start forest fires in the western US and Canada to force resources to be diverteed to fight the fires.

The thing I find surprising is that the US b29s were encountering the effects of the jet stream and could not explain it. Meanwhile the Japanese were using the jet stream to generate their balloon bomb attacks.

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