23. Bombsite Tree (Sequoia sempervirens)

This Coast Redwood was planted in 1992 at the site of the only Japanese aerial bombing of the continental United States on September 9, 1942. The tree was planted by the pilot of the submarine-delivered reconnaissance plane, Flight Officer Nobuo Fujita. The bombing of the continental United States was in retaliation for the Doolittle raid on Tokyo in April 1942. The tree is located nineteen miles east of Brookings, Siskiyou National Forest, Bombsite Trail 1118 (one mile from trail head). Take Curry County Road 808 to Forest Road 1205 to Spur 260.
Dedicated: April 7, 2001