September 9, 1942 —  a Japanese Yokosuka E14Y Glen floatplane, flown by Nobuo Fujita, launched from a Japanese submarine, dropped two incendiary bombs with the intention of starting a forest fire in the mountains of Oregon. However, with the efforts of a patrol of fire lookouts and weather conditions not amenable to a fire, the damage done by the attack was minor. The attack was the first time the contiguous United States was bombed by an enemy aircraft and the second time that the mainland US was bombed by someone working for a foreign power, the first being the bombing of Naco, Arizona by Patrick Murphy, although the Murphy bombing inside the U.S. was an accident.

Source: Wikipedia 

  4 comments for “This Day in History

  1. September 9, 2018 at 10:59 AM

    Wow! I did not know this bit of history.


  2. September 9, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    Imagine if it was now.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 9, 2018 at 11:48 AM

      I bet that’s how the folks in Hawaii felt last year when that erroneous nuclear attack alert went out.


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