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The day we bombed Fort Plain

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Just over three months before the United States entered World War II, the American military simulated an enemy attack on the airport in Fort Plain. Robert von Hasseln has posted notes on the incident on the Facebook page of Historic Amsterdam League. According to press accounts, 46 soldiers and two officers were on the ground at Fort Plain’s airport on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1941, having arrived the night before. They included an artillery regiment that ...


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