Mount Emily

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This article is about Mount Emily in southwestern Oregon. For others, see Mount Emily (disambiguation).
Mount Emily
Mount Emily is located in Oregon
Mount Emily
Mount Emily
Curry County, Oregon, U.S.
Elevation 2,925 ft (892 m)[1]
Prominence 1,285 ft (392 m)
Range Klamath Mountains
Coordinates 42°06′08″N 124°09′14″W / 42.102332°N 124.1539754°W / 42.102332; -124.1539754Coordinates: 42°06′08″N 124°09′14″W / 42.102332°N 124.1539754°W / 42.102332; -124.1539754[2]
Topo map USGS Mount Emily

Mount Emily (Tolowa: en-may [3]) is a mountain in the Klamath Mountains of southwestern Oregon in the United States. It is located in southern Curry County in the extreme southwest corner of the state, near Brookings, approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) from the Pacific Ocean and 5 miles (8.0 km) from the California state line.

Wheeler Ridge Japanese Bombing Site[edit]

Main article: Lookout Air Raids
Wheeler Ridge Japanese Bombing Site
Wheeler Ridge Japanese Bomb Site (Brookings, Oregon).jpg
Mount Emily is located in Oregon
Mount Emily
Nearest city Brookings, Oregon
Coordinates 42°4′42″N 124°6′40″W / 42.07833°N 124.11111°W / 42.07833; -124.11111
Area less than one acre
Built 1942
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 06000589[4]
Added to NRHP July 6, 2006

On September 9, 1942 the Japanese I-25 (submarine) surfaced near Cape Blanco, Oregon, and launched a Yokosuka E14Y "Glen" seaplane piloted by Nubuo Fujita who dropped incendiary bombs on Mount Emily and succeeded in starting multiple forest fires. The Fire Lookout stationed at the Mount Emily Fire Lookout Tower played a major role in "The Lookout Air Raid of 1942" which became the first bombing of the continental United States by an enemy aircraft. The site of the bombing was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the Wheeler Ridge Japanese Bombing Site in July 2006.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mount Emily". Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Mount Emily". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Siletz Talking Dictionary". Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  4. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ "National Register of Historic Places". National Park Service. 2006-07-14. Retrieved 2008-04-01.