This Week In Texas History


July 2015 - Week 1                                                        AUDIO VERSION 

                                                                                                                

This Week In Texas History...

TEXAS AT WAR WITH OKLAHOMA


JULY 1943 AND TEXAS ATTACKS... OKLAHOMA?


THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ANSWER, ALAMO CITY REPUBLICAN WOMEN, AND THE SAVE TEXAS HISTORY PROGRAM OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE.


JULY 5, 1943. DALHART. DALHART ARMY AIR FIELD IS A TRAINING GROUND FOR U.S. BOMBER CREWS. DURING A MIDNIGHT PRACTICE RUN, ONE B-17 STRAYS OFF TARGET.


JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT, THE B-17 DROPS ITS LOAD NOT ON THE RANGE BUT ON DOWNTOWN BOISE CITY OKLAHOMA!


SIX 100-POUND DUMMY BOMBS FELL WITHIN FEET OF THE COURTHOUSE, DAMAGED SOME HOMES, AND LEFT A THREE FOOT CRATER.


BACK AT THE BASE, THE BOYS BEGAN TO SAY – “REMEMBER THE ALAMO, REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR, AND FOR GOD’S SAKE REMEMBER BOISE CITY!”


BOISE CITY REMAINS THE ONLY U.S. CITY TO BE BOMBED DURING THE WAR.


TEXAS BOMBED OKLAHOMA, THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY.


LEARN MORE AT SAVETEXASHISTORY.ORG OR CALL 800-998-4GLO.


H. Allen Anderson, "DALHART ARMY AIR FIELD," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qcd01), accessed June 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

"Boise City, Oklahoma," Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boise_City,_Oklahoma), accessed June 25, 2015.

Urbane Chaos, "The WWII Bombing of Boise City in Oklahoma," HubPages (http://hubpages.com/hub/BoiseCityBombing), accessed June 25, 2015.