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Pages of History: U.S. confirms bomb dropped near Brookings

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, September 1942.

Del Norte County residents are still somewhat dazed aver the startling news that Japanese bombs were dropped in the hills back of Brookings; in fact there seems to be considerable  skepticism as to the authenticity of the reported attack, the first aerial bombardment of the continental United States.

The bombing took place on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 9, but news of the attack was not officially released until the following Monday. However the Western Defense Command at San Francisco has issued a communiqué on the bombing, and fragments of the bomb itself have been recovered and are now in possession of U.S. Army authorities.


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