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Japanese attack Oregon...



Item # 652360

June 23, 1942

MINNEAPOLIS MORNING TRIBUNE, Minn., June 23, 1942 

* Fort Stevens, Oregon attacked
* Japanese submarine I-25


Page 3 announces a rare occurrence in American history with a five column heading: "OREGON FORT TARGET OF JAPS" with subhead and photo. On the nights of June 21 and 22, 1942, the Japanese submarine I-25 fired 17 shells at Fort Stevens, Oregon, making it the only military installation in the continental United States to receive hostile fire during World War II (the oil fields in Santa Barbara, California that were also shelled by the Japanese, was not considered a military installation).
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 18 pages, light toning at the margins, a little irregular along the spine, generally good.

Category: World War II

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