Nobuo Fujita wanted to set part of Southern Oregon on fire. He was a Japanese pilot during World War II, given the task of dropping incendiary devices in the coastal forests near Brookings.
Fujita's mission was the only manned attack on the U.S. mainland during the war, and it was unsuccessful: the damp forests of Curry County did not burn.
Years later, Fujita was welcomed back to Brookings as a friend. His story is told in a documentary film by Ilana Sol, "Samurai in the Oregon Sky." The film shows in Coos Bay Saturday (January 25th) and Klamath Falls on Friday, February 28.
Ilana Sol joins us to talk about her project.