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Japanese Balloon Bomb - "The Casualties of War" is a historical marker collectible in Days Gone.

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Historical Marker found near McLoughin Farm in the Highway 97 Corridor.

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This marker stands as a memorial to honor the lives lost to the Japanese Balloon Bomb campaign of 1945, which claimed the lives of six people at this very spot. These deaths were the only World War II US combat casualties in the 45 states. A Sunday School teacher, her husband, and five 13-14 year old students were driving along this road, when the balloon made contact, killing them instantly.

The balloons were part of Japan's FuGo campaign. In all, Japan released around 9,000 balloons, 342 of which reached the United States.

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