Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Japanese Bombers Attack San Francisco in 1941?

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor caught the United States by surprise — and also resulted in all sorts of wild rumors.  On December 8, 1941, for example, the Associated Press reported a large Japanese force of bombers attempted to bomb San Francisco.

There was no foundation to the story — but in the shock that followed Pearl Harbor it seemed plausible to Americans.