Boise City Bombed


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Boise City Bombed July 5, 1943. Still Booming July 5, 1993. Placed by Boise City area Chamber of Commerce andCimarron County Historical Society.


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Across the street from the courthouse in front of the Chamber of Commerce caboose east side of downtown Boise City, OK (US 64)


36.729847, -102.512586
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Boise City was the only city in the continental United States to be bombed during World War II. The bombing occurred on July 5, 1943, at approximately 12:30 a.m. by a B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber. This occurred because pilots performing target practice became disoriented and mistook the lights around the town square as their target. No one was killed in the attack (only practice bombs were used and the square was deserted at the time), but the pilots were embarrassed. (via Wikipeda)

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