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1 Feb 1945

United States
  • A nearly complete Japanese Fu-Go balloon was found between Red Bluff and Hayfork, California, United States, including pieces of a paper envelope, rigging, apparatus, 7 sandbags, and 4 unexploded 5kg incendiary bombs. This was the first complete Fu-Go balloon ballast dropping apparatus to be discovered. ww2dbase [Red Bluff, California | DS]
  • A nearly complete Japanese Fu-Go balloon was found between Red Bluff and Hayfork, California, United States, including pieces of a paper envelope, rigging, apparatus, 7 sandbags, and 4 unexploded 5kg incendiary bombs. This was the first complete Fu-Go balloon ballast dropping apparatus to be discovered. ww2dbase [Fu-Go | Red Bluff, California | DS]
Photo(s) dated 1 Feb 1945
The chandelier style gondola of a Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb recovered in the Klamath Mountains between Red Bluff and Hayfork, California, United States 1 Feb 1945. Note the clear battery box on top.

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