From:  Nancy Smoyer 

  Dated:  March 21, 2019 

Subject:  Attacks on American Soil

Yes, Dickie, there were attacks in the Aleutian Islands, but we were a territory then so I guess it doesn't count.  (I googled it.) 
Nancy


   From:  Dick Ellis

  Dated:  March 21, 2019 

Subject:  Attacks on American Soil

This is an email from an old friend who was a sub-sailor.....    Dickie
Subject: Re: attacks on American Soil
My grandfather was stationed at the Panama Canal when the Japs attacked Alaska.  He was then shipped North and was stationed there for the rest of the war.  It ruined his sinuses.
[At the right is] his unit patch from the Army Alaska Command.

   From:  Ron Turner

  Dated:  March 23, 2019 

Subject:  Attacks on American Soil

Hmmmm....probably need to add Guam and The (Commonwealth of) the Philippines to the list. Inhabitants of both were pretty severely brutalized and in the case of the Philippines, were attacked right after Pearl Harbor. I believe that they (Imperial Japan) moved into the Shanghai (International Community) U.S. (et al) Consular Offices concurrent with the Pearl Harbor attack, seizing virtually all records to include approved or pending U.S. Immigrant Visas which pretty much destroyed many alibi's in relations to U..S. affiliations.  Regards, Ron


   From:  Frank Rogers

  Dated:  March 23, 2019 

Subject:  Attacks on American Soil

It said “American soil,” not US STATE, so what about Guam?  …  And at the time I’m addition to territories, the Philippines was a US Commonwealth. 
FrankR,  professional nitpicker


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Attacks on US Soil during World War Two 

March 2019

   From:  Dick Ellis

  Dated:  March 21, 2019 

Subject:  Attacks on American Soil

Where on American soil were Americans attacked during World War II? 
Wrong Answer: Pearl Harbor.

Correct Answer: Pearl Harbor; Santa Barbara, California; Brookings, Oregon; Bly, Oregon; Hammond, Oregon; Amagansett, New York; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; and nationwide via an espionage network. According to History.com, the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor wasn’t the only time the United States was attacked during World War II. In fact, five other attacks occurred. 
There was the Duquesne Spy Ring in the late 1930s, led by Frederick Joubert Duquesne, a German spy from World War I. Reportedly, the ring was the “most sophisticated German espionage operation in the United States.” Then, there was the bombing, by a Japanese submarine, of Ellwood Oil Field?in Santa Barbara, California?which took place after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. There was also the Bombing of Fort Stevens (near Hammond, Oregon) and the Lookout Air Raids (near Brookings, Oregon), both of which happened on June 21, 1942. Both bombings were perpetrated by the same Japanese sub, I-25. No casualties were reported in either strike. There was also Operation Pastorius, a “doomed mission” involving eight Nazi saboteurs?four made land in Amagansett, New York, and four made land in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. All eight soliders were equipped with explosives, and told to commit acts of terrorism. But one of the New York crew turned himself?and the other seven?in before any strikes were made.. Finally, the Japanese launched “balloon bombs,” giant hydrogen balloons carrying nearly 50 pounds of anti-personnel and incendiary explosives. While many either didn’t complete the journey?or were shot down by U.S. forces?unfortunately, one balloon was discovered by a pregnant woman and her five children in Bly, Oregon. All six were killed by the resulting explosion, making their deaths the only “combat casualties” to occur on American soil during the Second World War. 
Alaska?


  From:  Steve Pennington 

  Dated:  March 23, 2019 

Subject:  Attacks on American Soil

Kiska and Attu Islands were occupied and in June 1942.   Dutch Harbor was attacked twice.  My dad was at Dutch Harbor.

SLP