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Japanese attack Oregon...



Item # 661383

June 23, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 23, 1942 

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


The front page announces a rare occurrence in American history with a one column heading: "FOE'S SHELLS FALL ON OREGON COAST" with photo headed: "A Futile Bombardment On The Coast Of Oregon" (see) 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 40 pages, nice condition.

Category: World War II

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