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Shelling of Santa Barbara in 1942

Discussion in 'War in the Pacific' started by Class of '42, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Class of '42

    Class of '42 Active Member

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    After these years I'm still amazed how a Japanese sub managed to sneak along the California shoreline and fire 25 rounds into an Richfield oil refinery and escape. Maybe somebody else has some insights on this forgotten incident.

    Santa Barbara History Marker for 1942.jpg
     
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  2. Jack B

    Jack B Active Member Patron  

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    They timed the attack to coincide with a radio broadcast by FDR.

    Oh, I now see that it says that on the sign's fine print.....
     
  3. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    You can't protect the whole coast.
     
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    Wild Bill Kelso could have :rolleyes:
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Actually, he didn't protect any of it.
     
  6. James Stewart

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    Amazing yes .
     

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