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.