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The Great Los Angeles Air raid of 1942

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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/syfywire/7_things_you_didnt_know_a

 

https://www.history.com/news/world-war-iis-bizarre-battle-of-los-angeles

 

https://rense.com/general67/batofla.htm

 

Enjoy!

 

Mikie

 

 

 

 


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


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

 

Mikie


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

 

Mikie

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.

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Being a wise a** around here? Inconceivable!

Oooops! Wrong movie.


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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:

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

Paul

Salome, AZ

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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.

 

Mikie


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