On this Day June 22, 1942

On this day a Japanese submarine shelled Fort Stevens Oregon. This happened at the mouth of the Columbia river. I find this very interesting as people always say that the continental U.S has never been attacked until 9-11. We all have heard about pearl harbor, however I have never heard about this. Doing some more research the attack was not successful. There was over 10 shells fired and most landed in a baseball field and the near by swamp. The reason for this was the commander of the Fort ordered a complete black out. He than ordered his men to not fire back as he was able to tell the location of the submarine was out of reach of anything he had at his disposal. He knew the returning of fire would not be useful and would give there location away.

Some nearby air force planes were doing training flights. They discovered the submarine and called for an A-29 Hudson. The submarine was spotted however the submarine was able to dodge the bombs and escape. I found this very interesting and even I learned something today as well.

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Resource credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Fort_Stevens

Resource Credit: https://thisdayinusmilhist.wordpress.com/2005/06/22/june-22/

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