In which we learn that keeping Oregon green once meant keeping it from being bombed.
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Listen about Japanese Balloon Bombs here, and Oregon’s First Christmas here.
A few images of Imperial Japanese Navy Chief Warrant Flying Officer Nobou Fujita, the only person to have dropped a bomb on the continental United States… in Oregon, Baby!
Here is a schematic of the Japanese I-25submarine. Note the hangar at the front of the conning tower, where the zero float plane was stowed while not bombing Oregon
And here is an image of a Japanese submarine launching one of the zeros.
Japanese submarine I-25 should be a common name in the Beaver State. Brookings, Oregon has the distinction of being the community nearest to the bombing, which dropped on Mt. Emily. Fort Stevens has the distinction of being the only military base shelled in the continental United States in World War Two. It’s a fascinating story, and we hope you enjoy this World War Two, classic Oregon tale!