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Axis Attacks on US Soil: Axis attacks and proposed attacks on the North American portion of the United States during WWII are often forgotten.  This episode explains all of these little-known attacks: Japan:Occupied parts of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska for about...

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Axis attacks and proposed attacks on the North American portion of the
United States during WWII are often forgotten.  This episode explains
all of these little-known attacks:
Japan:Occupied parts of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska for about one yearPlanned bombings of the Western United States via armed seaplanes
Sent 9000 bomb-filled balloons over to the United States to start forest fires/knock down power lines


Germany:Created prototype long-distance bombers to bombard New York from Great BritainCreated long-range intercontinental rockets to bombard the US East CoastDeployed saboteurs in New York City via German submarines in the AtlanticAlmost attacked the Panama Canal after taking control of a Colombian airline


Italy:Planned to send midget submarines and naval special forces into the Hudson River






For more information, read:
Military History Magazine (June 2000): Aerial Attack on Oregon
Military History Magazine (August 2002): Perspectives
http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,77031,00.html
http://www.army.mil/cmh/books/wwii/guard-us/index.htm#contents 



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