Step back into history with us as we unravel the mysteries of the early morning of Feb. 25, 1942, in Los Angeles—a night filled with tension and fear as military and civilians braced for a potential airstrike. Experience the dramatic story of a city on edge, where searchlights painted the sky, and people anxiously anticipated a possible Japanese follow-up to the Pearl Harbor attack.
Witness the gripping events that unfolded around 3 a.m. in Santa Monica when anti-aircraft guns roared into action, triggering a city-wide response. What was the object some troops claimed to see floating in the sky? And why was there nothing to be found when the smoke cleared?
Discover the heartbreaking aftermath of this ‘Battle of Los Angeles’ as we delve into Los Angeles Times reports stating five casualties — three from a car accident and two from heart attacks — and damage to buildings from artillery shells.