Elsie M. <I>Winters</I> Mitchell

Elsie M. Winters Mitchell

Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington, USA
Death 5 May 1945 (aged 26)
Lakeview, Lake County, Oregon, USA
Burial Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 11426932 · View Source
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World War II American Civilian Casualty. The only adult civilian killed by an enemy attack upon the continental United States during World War II. On May 5, 1945 in a mountain area near Lakeview, Oregon, Mrs. Elsie Mitchell, the pregnant wife of a minister, and five neighborhood children were killed when an object they attempted to drag from the woods exploded. The object turned out to be a Japanese balloon bomb. The bomb was a product of a handful of Japanese attacks against the continental United States using high-altitude balloons carrying explosives.

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  • Originally Created by: Clay Homister
  • Added: 26 Jul 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11426932
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elsie M. Winters Mitchell (26 Feb 1919–5 May 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11426932, citing Ocean View Cemetery, Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .