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Japanese bomb balloons bound for the United States are shot down; examination of parachute and bomb apparatus

Evaluation of Japanese bomb-carrying balloons sent across the Pacific to the United States by Japan during World War 2. Gun camera footage of American fighter planes from Aleutian Island bases firing at Japanese balloons en route to the Pacific coast of the United States. A balloon bomb which reached the shores of the United States. but did not explode is examined by United States Army soldiers. They unfold the rice paper parachute portion of the balloon and examine its construction. Close-up views of the balloon control mechanism are shown, including a circular frame that would hold anti-personnel and incendiary bombs. Details of the wet cell battery and ballast weights are shown, including barometric aneroid switches which would operate to release ballast from simple hooks, as needed, to control balloon altitude. Narrator indicates it is believed the main purpose of the bombs was to start brush and forest fires.

Date: 1945, July
Duration: 2 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675071921
Japanese paper balloon which was used to attack North America in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Japanese Paper Balloon or fire balloon used to attack on North America in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Japanese paper balloon or fire balloon bomb in flight over field in the Pacific Theater. The paper balloon descends to the ground. Diagrammatic presentation of the mechanism of the wind velocity when the balloon is in flight.

Date: 1945
Duration: 1 min 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675072435
U.S. Navy personnel demonstrates set up of central payload in fire balloon bomb to be used for attack on North America during World War II.

Demonstration of the Japanese Paper Balloon or fire balloon bomb used for attempted attack on North America during World War II. United States Navy personnel demonstrates the set up of the central payload suspended using a T-hook from the bottom center of the balancing ring in a Japanese paper balloon bomb or fire balloon. He demonstrates the release of the pay loads. He explains the diagram showing mechanism and release of the pay loads. Animation depicts: the rise and descend of the balloon in air as the incendiaries and the payloads are dropped one by one from the ring. The balloon in flight over the field and mountains in the Pacific Theater.

Date: 1945
Duration: 4 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675072439
United States Air Force propaganda film about the Roswell Incident and Project Mogul weather balloon experiments.

The Roswell incident according to the United States Air Force. Roswell Daily Record newspaper shows article about flying saucers. Popular books on the Roswell incident such as “Roswell Ufo Crash Update: Exposing the Military Cover-Up of the Century” and “A History of UFO Crashes” by Kevin D. Randle and “The Roswell Incident” by Charles Berlitz. Magazines People and Omni featuring UFO stories. The International UFO Museum (114 N Main St, Roswell, NM 88203, United States) in Roswell, New Mexico. An “EYES ONLY” document prepared for President-Elect Dwight D. Eisenhower. Forensic experts examine a strange body believed to be alien remains. Foreign books on the Roswell incident written in French and Japanese. A New Mexico magazine shows a UFO flying saucer and the words “UFO The Roswell Incident” on its cover. The sliding door of the United States Air Force archives closing. New Mexico Congressman Steven Schiff on a newspaper article about UFO. View of the United States Capitol in Washington DC. The Washington Post January 14, 1994 article with title “GAO Turns to Alien Turf in Probe”. An accompanying photo depicts a flying saucer and alien remains. View of the Pentagon. A man and a woman uncover records and files from a United States Air Force archives. Archive shelving inside the United States Air Force. Archivists pushing a trolley. Map shows the location of Roswell in New Mexico. Pages of a report being flipped. Page of a report reads “WHAT THE ROSWELL INCIDENT WAS NOT”. Another page reads “An Extraterrestrial Craft”. Page of a report reads “to project “Mogul” be classified “TOP SECRET”. An atomic bomb explosion with red skies in the United States. The bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 14, 1941. Debris and fire from a surprise attack. An acoustic sensor used in Project Mogul. A radar reflecting target being carried by a white weather balloon during Project Mogul. Weather balloons on the beach. A scientist holds a radar target tied to a weather balloon. Scientist lets go of the weather balloon with radar target. A man standing on top of a United States Army bus with satellite dish observe the weather balloon flying upwards. Photographs of “flying disk” fragments from Roswell in 1947. A man holds a fragment claimed to be from a “UFO”. “Flying Disk” debris that are debris made of aluminum foil, rubber, paper, and sticks. Army Air Force officials identifying debris from radar targets and weather balloons found in Roswell. Brigadier General Roger M. Ramey, Commanding Officer of the Eighth Air Force, inspects the remains of a weather balloon and Rawin radar target on July 8, 1947. Colonel Thomas J. DuBose, the Chief of Staff of the Eighth Air Force, sits on the right. Roswell Daily Record front page reads “Gen. Ramey Empties Roswell Saucer”. Brigadier General Roger M. Ramey with weather balloon debris.

Date: 1997, March 31
Duration: 4 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675079917
United States Navy technicians set up attachments in the fire balloon used to attack on North America during World War II.

Demonstration of the Japanese Paper Balloon or fire balloon bomb used to attack North America in the Pacific Theater during World War II. A United States Navy technician demonstrates the set up of the attachments in the Japanese paper balloon or fire balloon. He sets up the demolition block and connects the plugs. He demonstrates the wire connections of the aneroid. Animation depicts the rise up and descend of the balloon in air as the fuse burns and plug blows. United States Navy technician explains the diagram showing mechanism of battery, starter fuse, blowout switch, fuse leads, blow out plugs and the aneroid box.

Date: 1945
Duration: 6 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675072437
U.S. Navy personnel demonstrates blow out plugs connection in fire balloon bomb used to attempt attack on North America during World War II.

Demonstration of the Japanese Paper Balloon Bomb or fire balloon used to attempt attack on North America during World War II. United States Navy personnel demonstrates connections of the blow out plugs in a Japanese paper balloon or fire balloon . Animation depicts: rise up and descend of the balloon in air as the blow out plugs are released and plugged in. Personnel explains the diagram showing bomb mechanism of battery, starter fuse, blowout switch, fuse leads, blow out plugs and aneroid.

Date: 1945
Duration: 4 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675072438
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