June 24, 1942

Follows Shelling of Vancouver Island
SEASIDE, Ore.—Nine shells fired from a Japanese submarine fell on the coast here on Monday. This followed the shelling of Canadian Vancouver Island on Saturday night. Those shells fell at Estevan Point on the island, where the shells here landed on the coastal dunes. Fort Stevens guards the mouth of the Columbia River here, and commander Colonel Carl S. Doney stated some of the shells were “…too damn close.” The shelling began at 11:30 Pacific War Time (PWT) and lasted for fifteen minutes. No one was injured in the shelling, and no structures were damaged. Colonel Doney indicated the military is engaged in an aggressive search for the enemy submarine that carried out the attack.

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