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#1 mikie

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 01:00 PM

I had just happened to be in Los Angeles this weekend and perusing area history, I read about the Great Los Angeles air raid.  It also just happens that today is the anniversary of the "battle".

 

Long story short, the LA area anti aircraft defenses were convinced a Japanese air raid was in progress and blasted away for about 3 hours.  But no Japanese planes were in the air.  The shooting has since been attributed to everything from weather balloons to flying saucers.

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Here is some light reading on the subject...

 

 https://www.syfy.com...ou_didnt_know_a

 

https://www.history....-of-los-angeles

 

https://rense.com/ge...l67/batofla.htm

 

Enjoy!

 

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#2 Garandomatic

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 01:26 PM

I thought Wild Bill Kelso had a confirmed kill during that battle!

#3 P-59A

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 01:39 PM

I thought John Belushi had an unconfirmed.  

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#4 mikie

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 02:33 PM

I think that battle was in 1941.   Haven't seen that one in ages. 

 

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 04:48 PM

I think that battle was in 1941.   Haven't seen that one in ages. 

 

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Hey Mikie, I know, I know I just being a wise a**. I haven't seen it since it played originally, but it still rattles around my head.



#6 mikie

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 06:29 PM

Being a wise a** around here? Inconceivable!
Oooops! Wrong movie.

Edited by mikie, 25 February 2019 - 06:29 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 05:30 PM

I thought Wild Bill Kelso had a confirmed kill during that battle!

:lol: :lol:

 

What did he say again as he took a bead on that plane he was sure was a enemy plane!, the plane with Tim Matherson and Nancy Allen were flying in, can't remember, like EAT LEAD SLANT or something :lol:


Edited by patches, 19 March 2019 - 05:34 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 09:40 AM

My father was an air raid warden. I have some vague memories of this. I was 4 years old at the time. 

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#9 mikie

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 10:04 AM

My Grandad Frank was an Air Raid Warden too during the war, but that was well before my time.  My Grandma said she had his equipment packed away someplace and that I could have it if she ever found it.  She passed away after I moved across the country and never learned what happened to it. 

 

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 10:24 AM

I guess fake news isn't new.. haha.




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