Japan's World War II Balloon Bomb Attacks on North America

Japan's World War II Balloon Bomb Attacks on North America

by Robert C. Mikesh


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874749113
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 08/17/1990
Series: Smithsonian Annals of Flight Series
Pages: 85
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Robert Mikesh is the former senior curator of the National Air and Space Museum and a veteran pilot who served the United States Air Force for twenty years.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Origin and Development Chapter 3 Transpacified Balloon Chapter 4 American Reaction Chapter 5 United States Military Countermeasures Chapter 6 Propaganda Chapter 7 Conclusion Part 8 Appendixes Chapter 9 Detailed Description of A-Type Paper Balloon Chapter 10 B-Type Rubberized-silk Balloon Chapter 11 Hopper-Type Flight-control Apparatus Chapter 12 Payload Ordnance Chapter 13 Balloon Production Chapter 14 Inflating and Launching Chapter 15 Degree of Development Chapter 16 War Casualties on United States Soil Chapter 17 Other American Observations Chapter 18 Chronologies of Balloon-bomb Incidents

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