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Weird Weapons Of WWII

BAT BOMBS!

Bat bombs! It sounds like something out of a comic book, but in 1943 there was serious research and development for the bat bomb project, dubbed Project X-Ray by the Marine Corps.  Initiated by Lytle S. Adams, a middle-aged dentist from Irwin, Pennsylvania after visiting the famous Carlsbad Caverns of New Mexico while on vacation. This was in December 1941 and when he heard the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor his brain started to churn on how he could help the war effort. Having connections to Eleanor Roosevelt, Adams sent his plans to the White House and received a high level audience. Upon reading the plan, President Roosevelt wrote to Colonel William J. Donovan, the head of wartime intelligence, “This man is not a nut. It sounds like a perfectly wild idea but is worth looking into…” and after review by military, cabinet and even bat experts, all came to the conclusion that” if executed competently it would have a chance of success.” Read more

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