Accession Number:

ADC800509

Title:

Japanese Balloons - Detection - Destruction

Descriptive Note:

Information bulletin, special supplement no. 1

Corporate Author:

WAR DEPARTMENT WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1945-04-03

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Study of all possible methods and equipment for combating Japanese free-balloon landings on Western coastline of United States. Discussion of trajectories of balloons released in Japan, radar detection and technique, visual detection, and identification from the ground and from the air. Infrared detection unsuitable. Methods and action of balloon destruction by antiaircraft weapons and aircraft attack.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE