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Fu-go : the Curious History of Japan's Balloon Bomb Attack on America.

Author: Ross Coen
Publisher: Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska, 2014.
Series: Studies in war, society, and the military.
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Near the end of World War II, in an attempt to attack the United States mainland, Japan launched its fu-go campaign, deploying thousands of high-altitude hydrogen balloons armed with incendiary and high-explosive bombs designed to follow the westerly winds of the upper atmosphere and drift to the west coast of North America. After reaching the mainland, these fu-go, the Japanese hoped, would terrorize American  Read more...
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Coen, Ross.
Fu-go : The Curious History of Japan's Balloon Bomb Attack on America.
Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Coen
ISBN: 9780803256682 080325668X
OCLC Number: 923709538
Description: 1 online resource (430 pages).
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Series Page""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1. Paper""; ""2. Thermopolis""; ""3. Alturas""; ""4. BW""; ""5. Alaska""; ""6. Defense""; ""7. Canada""; ""8. Censorship""; ""9. Summer""; ""Epilogue""; ""Appendix""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""About Ross Coen""; ""Series List""
Series Title: Studies in war, society, and the military.

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Near the end of World War II, in an attempt to attack the United States mainland, Japan launched its fu-go campaign, deploying thousands of high-altitude hydrogen balloons armed with incendiary and high-explosive bombs designed to follow the westerly winds of the upper atmosphere and drift to the west coast of North America. After reaching the mainland, these fu-go, the Japanese hoped, would terrorize American citizens and ignite devastating forest fires across the western states, ultimately causing the United States to divert wartime resources to deal with the domestic crisis. While the fu-go.

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