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Bat Bomb: World War IIs Other Secret Weapon

Bat Bomb: World War IIs Other Secret Weapon
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It was a crazy way to win World War II in the Pacific All the United States had to do was to attach small incendiary bombs to millions of bats and release them over Japans major cities. As the bats went to roost, a million fires would flare up in remote crannies of the wood and paper buildings ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780292718722
  • ISBN-10: 0292718721
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Media: Paperback
  • Quantity Available: 10 or more
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It was a crazy way to win World War II in the Pacific All the United States had to do was to attach small incendiary bombs to millions of bats and release them over Japans major cities. As the bats went to roost, a million fires would flare up in remote crannies of the wood and paper buildings common throughout Japan. When their cities were reduced to ashes, the Japanese would surely capitulate. . . The plan made sense to a handful of eccentric promoters and researchers, who convinced top military brass and even President Roosevelt to back the scheme. It might have worked, except that another secret weaponsomething to do with atomswas chosen to end the war. Told here by the youngest member of the team, this is the story of the bat bomb project, or Project X-Ray, as it was officially known. In scenes worthy of a Capra or Hawks comedy, Jack Couffer recounts the unorthodox experiments carried out in the secrecy of Bandera, Texas; Carlsbad, New Mexico; and El Centro, California, in 1942-1943 by Doc Adams private army. This oddball cast of characters included an eccentric inventor, a distinguished Harvard scientist, a biologist with a chip on his shoulder, a movie star, a Texas guano collector, a crusty Marine Corps colonel, a Maine lobster fisherman, an ex-mobster, and a tiger. Not to be defeated by minor logistical hurdles, the bat bomb researchers risked life and limb to explore uncharted bat caves and recruit thousands of bats to serve their country. Through months of personality conflicts, military snafus, and technical failures the team pressed on, certain that bats could end the war with Japan. And they might havein their first airborne test, the bat bombers burned an entire brand-new military airfield to the ground. For everyone who relishes true tales of action and adventure, Bat Bomb is a must-read. Bat enthusiasts will also discover the beginnings of the scientific study of bats.

Item Details
  • ISBN-13 : 9780292718722
  • ISBN-10 : 0292718721
  • Media : Paperback
  • Pages : 284
  • Status : 216 on hand
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  • Pages : 284
  • Release Date : 2008-02-19
  • Categories : World War II
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