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

Tuesday, August 23 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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 Virginia War Memorial 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

Virtual Event
Region

RVA Downtown

Price

Free

Audience

All ages

Type

Lectures & Discussions

Topic

History

Website

http://www.vawarmemorial.org/events

Cost

Free

Group & Artist
Virginia War Memorial
Hashtag

#World War II

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