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Japanese Fire Balloons float over Mainland USA:  One of the most unusual military actions of World War II came in the form of Japanese balloon bombs, or “Fugos,” directed at the mainland United States. Starting in 1944, the Japanese military constructed and launched over 9,000 high-altitude balloons, each loaded with nearly 50 pounds of explosives rigged to deploy into cities or create Forrest fires. 350 made it to 15 US States including Michigan and Iowa.

In 1945 a Japanese "Balloon Bomb" Exploded in Oregon, Killing Six. Only place on the American continent where death resulted from enemy action during WWII. History and WWII


I recently obtained a collection of over-sized DC comics from the The group included Limited Collections' Edition , which cont.

The last WWII soldier: didn't surrender until 1974! I remember reading about this in People magazine. His mom was still alive at the time and the photo of she and him were enough to make you cry.

Hiroo Onoda, who spent 27 years fighting WWII after the conflict had ended. A very interesting article about this incredible person.

Massacres of POWs, Dutch East Indies, 1941-1942  Brutality was a daily event for the Japanese soldier. He had to admit brutality against himself by his officers. This treatment he simply gave further to his subordinates or the prisoners, the last because they were inferior to him after their surrender ...

Mass execution by the Japanese . OUR BRAVE MEN, Stoic and Dignified in the Face of Cruel Inhumanity. How we conduct ourselves in battle and all the hours that surround the horrors of war provides great commentary about our personal warrior-hood!

Japanese Balloon Bombs - The balloons were relatively ineffective as weapons but were used in one of the few attacks on North America during World War II.     Between November 1944 and April 1945, Japan launched over 9,300 fire balloons. About 300 balloon bombs were found or observed in North America, killing six people and causing a small amount of damage.

Japanese Balloon Bombs - The balloons were relatively ineffective as weapons but…

The japanese chronological table.   preceramic period. jomon-era. yayoi-era. kofun-era. asuka-era. nara-era. heian-era.  kamakura-era. muromachi-era. nanbokucho-era. sengoku-era. aduchi-momoyama-era.  edo-era. bakumatsu. meiji-era. taisho-era. syouwa. heisei.

This Wire Roses Wall Sculpture With Copper Finish will dazzle over your desk, fireplace or entrance hall wall.

30 Graphics That Explain the Last 100 Years. Great set of graphics to teach history with.

Key dates of World War 2 - instead of December 7 on Pearl Harbor, this graphic shows it as December 8 - it would have been December 8 for Japan thanks to the International Date Line.


This "essay" revolves around the Civil War; seems only fitting to give a brief overview of it. Civil War Facts Infographic from the National Park Service

General Erwin Rommel. A German, but not a Nazi, which led to his death. His story needs to be told.

The Desert Fox General Erwin Rommel. A German, but not a Nazi, which led to his death. His story needs to be told.

10 Conspiracy theories that turned out to be true. Operation Ajax

Mohammad Mosaddegh was the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran until his government was overthrown in 1953 in a coup d'état orchestrated by the United Kingdom and the United States.