Unsolved Mystery . - In 1942, the final outcome of World War II was still highly uncertain. The United States had every reason to fear that the Japanese launched a frontal attack on the West Coast. Military historian and author Carroll V. Glines sets the stage:
"He was known for Japanese submarines operating off the coast. There had been an attack on an oil refinery near Santa Monica down near Los Angeles. There was great fear that there would be more attacks. "
Actual “Ghost Blimp” crash site
According to Riley Hill, those were the last words ever received from Flight 101:
U.S. Navy blimps patrolling the Pacific coast
“Ghost Blimp” pilots