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The Resource Fu-go : the curious history of Japan's balloon bomb attack on America, Ross Coen

Fu-go : the curious history of Japan's balloon bomb attack on America, Ross Coen

Label
Fu-go : the curious history of Japan's balloon bomb attack on America
Title
Fu-go
Title remainder
the curious history of Japan's balloon bomb attack on America
Statement of responsibility
Ross Coen
Title variation
Curious history of Japan's balloon bomb attack on America
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Near the end of World War II, in an attempt to attack the United States mainland, Japan launched its fu-go campaign, deploying thousands of high-altitude hydrogen balloons armed with incendiary and high-explosive bombs designed to follow the westerly winds of the upper atmosphere and drift to the west coast of North America. After reaching the mainland, these fu-go, the Japanese hoped, would terrorize American citizens and ignite devastating forest fires across the western states, ultimately causing the United States to divert wartime resources to deal with the domestic crisis. While the fu-go offensive proved to be a complete tactical failure, six Americans lost their lives when a discovered balloon exploded. Ross Coen provides a fascinating look into the obscure history of the fu-go campaign, from the Japanese schoolgirls who manufactured the balloons by hand to the generals in the U.S. War Department who developed defense procedures. The book delves into panic, propaganda, and media censorship in wartime. Fu-go is a compelling story of a little-known episode in our national history that unfolded virtually unseen
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/28
Index
index present
LC call number
D792.J3
LC item number
C63 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in war, society, and the military
Target audience
adult
Label
Fu-go : the curious history of Japan's balloon bomb attack on America, Ross Coen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paper -- Thermopolis -- Alturas -- BW -- Alaska -- Defense -- Canada -- Censorship -- Summer -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Maps and table of fu-go incidents
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 280 pages
Isbn
9780803249660
Lccn
2014023332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024150040
System control number
  • 985327
  • (OCoLC)877370381
  • (OCoLC)ocn877370381
  • 1016279
  • 1016279
Label
Fu-go : the curious history of Japan's balloon bomb attack on America, Ross Coen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paper -- Thermopolis -- Alturas -- BW -- Alaska -- Defense -- Canada -- Censorship -- Summer -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Maps and table of fu-go incidents
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 280 pages
Isbn
9780803249660
Lccn
2014023332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024150040
System control number
  • 985327
  • (OCoLC)877370381
  • (OCoLC)ocn877370381
  • 1016279
  • 1016279

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