balloon bomb


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Noun1.balloon bomb - a bomb carried by a balloon; "In World War II the Japanese launched balloon bombs against North America"
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
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Fu-go: The Curious History of Japan's Balloon Bomb Attack on America.
I strongly recommend this book to those with an interest in the technology of warfare, and to those who may have heard of the balloon bomb attacks and thought them to be almost-mythical events.
A bang that never happened also involved a Japanese balloon bomb.
May 5 Six unsuspecting Americans die outside Lakeview, Oregon, when they come in contact with a Japanese-launched balloon bomb.
My son's high school history teacher said that during World War II two schoolboys were killed when they found a Japanese paper balloon bomb in the Astoria area.
The balloon bomb is further evidence that bin Laden was using scientists to research methods of attacking the West.
On May 5, 1945, six picnickers were killed in Oregon when a balloon bomb they dragged from the woods exploded.
Seat Shuffle, Couple Detector, Compatibility Checker, Boxing Rush, Nice Batting, Archery, Balance Board, Wasabi Shock, Rhythm Touch, Rolling Ball, Number Flash, Fast Math, Coin Tower, Balloon Bomb, Bomb Relay .
In his book Japan's World War II Balloon Bomb Attacks on North America, Mikesh reports that the Japanese found that a balloon would probably cover the 6,200-mile distance to the West Coast of North America in 50 to 70 hours when released at a high altitude over Japan.
On May 5, 1945, people on a church picnic outside Bly - 60 miles east of Klamath Falls - triggered such a balloon bomb.
Through scores of historic photos, many plucked from forgotten archive files; skilled historical research techniques; great, detailed explanations of everything from what it's like to jump out of an airplane to the construction of Japanese balloon bombs that sailed into the American west during World War II; and a determination to tell the complete, difficult story, the author paints a deeply human picture of a group of men who answered a call, stood up to formidable obstacles, and ultimately paved the road for the racial integration of the Armed Forces in the years after World War II.
The subjects included in this volume range from the Cleaners and Dyers War of 1924, Japanese balloon bombs, and the most devastating school disaster ever recorded to William Beaumont's unsurpassed medical discovery of 1822.

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