“This isn’t the state of California, it’s a state of insanity.” – General Joseph W. Stilwell
Feb. 25, 1942. Just before 3am, the Japanese launched an air raid on the city of Los Angeles; by the end of the encounter, five men were dead and numerous injured, 1500 rounds of antiaircraft artillery had been fired and several enemy saboteurs had been arrested and turned over to the F.B.I.
This was it. The ‘unassailable mainland’ was finally the target of Japanese bombs and all the drilling done by the raw American volunteers would be put to the test.
Only it never happened. (more…)