Lakeview in Lake County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Despite the intensity of the attack and the success of the devices themselves, (nearly 10,000 were launched, and at least 300 made it across the Pacific), the mission was ultimately a failure. Few bombs did any real damage; most detonated over remote areas in the wettest time of the year.
Launched from 6,000 miles away in Japan, and deployed in retaliation for US bombing raids on Japanese soil, Fugo were the world's first intercontinental weapons. The Japanese military hoped the squadrons of these silent killers, wafting in from the ocean, would create terror and panic.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1945.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lakeview OR 97630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Favell-Utley Building (a few steps from this marker); Post & King Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Oregon Outback Scenic Byway (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilcox Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heryford Building (about 400 feet away); Odd Fellows Bldg. (about 500 feet away); Lake County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Community Senior Center (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeview.
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on the front of the State of Oregon Department of Human Resources.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 22, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.