Japan’s balloon bombs could have done a lot more damage


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Loaded with ordinance and launched by the thousands on the jet-stream currents, the weapons were a much bigger threat to American citizens than most now realize — and one of them probably started the 1945 Tillamook Burn. (Salmonberry River, Tillamook County; 1945) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1608cT.balloon-bombs.405.html)

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