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Bat Bomb: World War II's Other Secret Weapon

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 Japan s 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 Japanes 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 Japan s 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 weapon something to do with atoms was 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 have in their first airborne test, the bat bombers burned anentire 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

Title : Bat Bomb: World War II's Other Secret Weapon
Author :  Jack Couffer
Language : English
Isbn : 0292707908
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 252 pages

Rating: 4.5

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