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Wheeler Ridge Japanese Bombing Site

  • Also Known As: Mt. Emily Bombing Site

  • Address: Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Site


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1942/09/09 Japanese Navy Belligerent After catapulting from a submarine, a Japanese floatplane tries to start a California wildfire by dropping two incendiary bombs. Fortunately, due to damp weather, the fire did little damage and was easily extinguished.

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Particulars for Wheeler Ridge Japanese Bombing Site:
Historic Use Battle site
Owner Federal
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Sight Category Site
Area of Significance Social History



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 6th July 2006

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Wheeler Ridge Japanese Bombing Site
Registry Address: Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Registry Number: 06000589
Resource Type: Site
Owner: Federal
Contributing Sites: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event
Significant Year: 1942
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Battle site
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Monument, Marker

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