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World War II / Balloon Bombs #110743

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 10, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Gearhart Mt., OR: Greg Dobbs) Japan's effort to bomb Pacific N.W. with paper balloon bombs reviewed; scenes from 1945 Navy film shown. [John TAKESHITA - reads poem.] Circumstances surrounding family's death here from only bomb to reach United States explained; victims names listed on screen. [Victim's sister Dottie McGINNIS - recalls unreality of it all.] [Balloon maker Yoshiko HISAGA - (thru translator) recalls first learning only 4 years ago the purpose of their war work and its outcome.] [TAKESHITA - reads statement of apology, request for forgiveness from Hisaga and others.] [Victim's brother Ed PATZKE - notes both cntrys. had cause for bitterness toward each other.]

Dobbs, Greg;
Jennings, Peter

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