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Date:
May 15, 2023
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:

Campbell County Rockpile Museum

Address:
900 W. 2nd Street
Gillette, WY 82716
Contact:
307-682-5723
Cost:
FREE
Fu Go Balloon Bomb
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Bombing Wyoming: Operation Fu-Go and the First Intercontinental Missile Attacks on the United States, 1944-1945

Monday, May 15, 2023

On May 15, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. Dave Marcum will be giving a presentation at the Rockpile Museum in Gillette titled "Bombing Wyoming: Operation Fu-Go and the First Intercontinental Missile Attacks on the United States, 1944-1945." In his talk Marcum will discuss a campaign of incendiary balloon attacks Japan conducted against the United States at the end of World War II. At least thirteen of those balloons made it as far as Wyoming, with one coming down near Newcastle. David Marcum is an independent researcher studying the history of the Transcontinental Airway in Wyoming and the history of the Cold War in the state. He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and is retired from the United States Air Force and from Laramie County Community College where he taught political science courses for over twenty years. He lives with his wife in Cheyenne.

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