“My Brush with History: Air War Over Fort Wayne,” by Dr. Ted Logan, from

;When a plane came roaring low over my house, I thought it might be the first Japanese bomber. Worse still, packages were being dumped from the airplane: incendiaries! They turned out to be small broadsides announcing that Japan had surrendered and that more details were available on the local radio station WGL. My friends and I spent the rest of the day picking up these advertisements, far more interested in the fact that we were holding something that came from an airplane than in the message they contained.

Posted January 17, 2003

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