Japanese Incursions on the Mainland

On April 18th, 1945, the Dundee neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska was rocked by a fireball that fell from the sky. It wasn't a meteor or an alien spacecraft; it was an attack conducted by the Japanese. Attacks like this are seldom talked about in American history. Americans are so used to believing that our little corner of the Earth is a safe harbor from foreign invasion. During WWII, both the Germans and Japanese had serious ambitions about striking the United States, but it would be the latter of the two that would accomplish striking the US on its home turf.



Curated by Christopher Walker for the class The American Experience in World War II, Fall 2016