The Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the United States of American on December 7, 1941. Lytle S. Adams, a Pennsylvania dentist, thought the best way to fight back was with turning little bats into bombs! Crazy? Maybe, maybe not! Here the story of America’s attempt to turn these creatures of the night into a weapon to burn Japan’s cities!
Show notes and links:
- Bat bomb (en.wikipedia.org).
- Dr. Lytle Adams’ incendiary “bat bomb” of World War II (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov).
- Top Secret WWII Bat and Bird Bomber Program (historynet.com).
- Bat Bomb Tests Go Awry (nww2m.com).
- Carlsbad Current-Argus: ‘Bat Bomb’ project was scrapped 70 years ago (archive.elpasotimes.com).
- B. F. Skinner (en.wikipedia.org).