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1942 "Battle of Los Angeles"...

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February 27, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 27, 1942 

* re. Battle of Los Angeles - Air Raid
* Japanese airplane attack ? UFO's ?

Here is a report regarding on what is known as the "Battle of Los Angeles". The top of page has a one column heading: "WEST COAST RAIDED, STIMSON CONCEDES" with subheads. (see)
This event was a curious incident of World War II, the result of a rumored attack by the Japanese upon the coast of California. It was ultimately a false alarm attributed to a case of "war nerves" likely triggered by a lost weather balloon and exacerbated by stray flares and shell bursts from adjoining batteries.
Complete with all 38 pages, light toning, tiny binding holes along the spine, generally in very nice condition.

Category: World War II