Brookings, Oregon: Japanese Bombed Here

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Address:
Mt. Emily Rd, Brookings, OR
Directions:
Remote site, gravel roads in forest, high clearance vehicle recommended. Just south of town and the Chetco River, turn inland off of US 101 onto Lower Harbor Rd/CR-808/South Bank Chetco River Rd. Drive five miles. Turn right onto Mt Emily Rd/NF-1205, follow onto unpaved, serpentine National Forest road. Drive 3.7 mi., turn left to stay on NF-1205 for 7.7 mi., continue straight onto NF-240 for 3.5 mi. Once you pass NF-260, Bombsite Trail will lead off of the road one-half mile to the site.
Hours:
Daylight hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
541-412-6000
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Japanese Bombed Here

A sub-launched World War II Japanese plane hoped to start a huge forest fire with incendiary bombs. The remote site is marked with signs and commemorative trees planted by the pilot years later.

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Japanese attack sign.

Japanese Bombed Here

In the mountains east of Brookings, Oregon, you can hike a trail and see where a Japanese bomb landed during WWII. There were no people there then, and there aren't any now.

[Janebird, 01/08/2000]

Two incendiary bombs were dropped on Sept 9, 1942 by the same intrepid sub-launched seaplane pilot who'd earlier bombed Port Orford (those bombs didn't explode). In the 1960s pilot Nobuo Fujita was invited to Brookings, where he presented the town with his 400-year old samurai sword as a peace offering. July 2015: Photo added.


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