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1942 "Battle of Los Angeles"...

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February 26, 1942

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass, Feb. 26, 1942 

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

Here is a report on what is known as the "Battle of Los Angeles". The front page has a two column heading: "Aircraft Reported Over Los Angeles Unidentified; False Alarm, Knox Says" with subhead. (see images) 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 22 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally in good condition.

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