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If Japan had invaded, the Tillamook Guerillas would’ve been ready

A line of Tillamook Guerilla Rifle Club members practice taking up a battle position behind a berm in March 1942, in this photo by an Oregon Journal photographer. IMAGE-OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Early 1942 was a really nerve-racking time to be an Oregonian - especially if you lived on the coast.
The United States had just gone to war against a country that was already famous for being able to deliver large amounts of force anywhere within 600 miles of its aircraft carriers. No other country in the world, at . . .

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