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Re: Blimps - McCoy

From: GT McCoy <gtmccoy@harborside.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 12:55:06 -0700
Fwd Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 12:35:26 -0400
Subject: Re: Blimps - McCoy

 >From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg@snowhill.com>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 08:02:55 -0500
 >Subject: Re: Blimps

 >From: GT McCoy <gtmccoy@harborside.com>
 >To: <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Subject: Blimps
 >Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 14:57:45 -0700

 >Hello All,

 >Daivd Acres, in a preivous post, wondered when Blimps came into
 >existence. Here it is, a long withthe general history of


Yep, good point, the USA is the Saudi Arabia
of Helium.

 >Assuming these objects over Los Angeles in 1942 were Japanese
 >Terror Blimps (JTBs), where did they get the non-flammable
 >helium necessary to keep them in the air?  Hydrogen blimps would
 >have handily exploded in the well documented onslaught of
 >American guns.


 >The Germans had given up on blimps as a result of not being able
 >to acquire helium from the United States just a few year prior
 >to 1942, and if the Germans (with greater resources) couldn't
 >get the stuff, how did the Japanese, with a much _smaller_
 >sphere of necessary resources and raw materials, get an
 >abundance of it?


Using balloons for target practice is one thing, simply going
nuts is another. Yes there was good reason the military was
jumpy as the Japanese had attacked Astoria, Oregon with the
coast artillery  nearly sinking Ilwaco (across the river)
Washington. The only battery capable of sinking the Japanese
sub,( a Spanish American war era anti ship mortar as I recall, )
was not able to fire due to a lack of command (in town at a
movie) authority.

The I-19 series subs raised Hob with shipping on the west coast,
there are several wrecks off the southern oregon coast. The fear
of invasion was palpable, but, I don't think that there was
nothing there on that night there are enough sightings of
somthing to make an argument that they were not shooting at thin

One thing. Hydrogen, despite the fearsome reputation is not
readly flammable, you'd need an incidiary or tracer round to
ingnite a balloon filled with the gas. If the Hindenburg was
filed with gasoline Lakehurst N.J. would now not exist.

In all probability, The Hindenburg was killed due to it's doped
fabric, likely a nitrate dope, in fact a study by researchers on
the dope - paint - showed it to be simular in composition to ah,
_rocket fuel_

GT McCoy

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