This Is The Single Craziest Thing You Never Knew Happened In Oklahoma

Some bizarre things have happened throughout Oklahoma’s history. One of which took place on July 5, 1943, when pilots at Dalhart Army Air Base in Texas were preparing four B-17 bombers for a practice run. The nighttime training mission was to begin shortly after dark. The navigator was supposed to lead the flight group from Dalhart base to drop bombs in a range near Conlen, Texas. The target was a small square area, lit by four lights at each corner. It was supposed to be a simple mission, but somehow, something went terribly wrong. Boise City, Oklahoma, was mistakenly bombed instead.

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This accidental bombing made Boise City famous. What was the total damage done by the bombs? Less than $25.