Where Japan Attacked California

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The severity of the Pearl Harbor attack overshadowed other little-known attacks on U.S. soil by Japan and Germany. One of these attacks also known as The Bombing of Ellwood occurred on February 23, 1942 shortly after Pearl Harbor. A Japanese submarine infiltrated a channel and was able to shoot off a few shells before escaping back into the Pacific Ocean. Today, a monument stands near the coastline, a remembrance of a time when a battle in the States was a distinct possibility.

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