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Japanese Balloon Bomb

  • Aired: 07/14/2010
  • 15:04
  • Rating: TV-G
The granddaughter of a World War II veteran from Austin, TX may have remnants of a unique weapon in modern warfare: the Japanese Balloon Bomb. Host Tukufu Zuberi travels to Texas and to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. to learn whether this souvenir is a missing piece of a secret weapon.
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Is this scrap of fabric evidence of a secret wartime attack on the U.S. mainland?
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