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Danger from the Sky: Japanese Balloon Bombs during World War II

When: Tue., Aug. 23, 2-3 p.m.

In an attempt to avenge the 1942 Doolittle raid on Tokyo, Japan launched 9,000 balloons carrying bombs, radio equipment, and incendiaries toward the United States. During the course of the war, only ten percent of the balloons actually made it across the Pacific, resulting in the death of six people. Join VWM Education Director Jim Triesler as he discusses the balloon bombs, WWII censorship, and a story that takes an unusual twist to the mountains of North Vietnam in the 1960s. Although free, register early for this ONLINE ONLY event: vawarmemorial.org/events Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F3-ZCsUNQMu0Zrf1oUZH9Q Short link: https://bit.ly/3PJVjHS

Price: Free

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