Japan's World War II Balloon Bomb Attacks on North America

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Summary

Account of balloon bomb attacks on the West Coast of the United States during World War II and the role of paleontologists from the United States National Museum and United States Geological Survey in determining from the fossils in the ballast exactly where the balloons were originating on the Japanese coast.

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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(Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1973

Topic

  • Wartime Activities
  • Paleontology
  • United States National Museum
  • World War, 1939-1945

Place

Japan

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