According to the Air Observer Corps, two American planes invaded the Liaoyang area [Korea] at 6 p.m. of that day and again at 6:30 p.m. on March 27 . At the time when Lu Li-tsun heard the noise of the airplanes, Jen Wan-ku, a militiaman of Pei-chia-ch'ang Village was on his way to the 4th group of inhabitants on patrol duty. He saw about 160 meters [175 yards] away on the southeast a red object of the size of a thermos bottle dropping from the air above the houses of Chang Chia-feng, Wang-Ch'ang and Huang Yu-ch'eng. The object exploded when it was about 3—4 meters [11^ feet] above the roof of the houses producing a feeble noise and an offensive smell . . . Wang Hua-ming, a member of Wang Wen-ch'ang's family saw, through the window, the red object falling in front of their gate when he was sitting on his kang (brick bed). He rushed out of his room but the red object had already disappeared. He went back to his room again and lighted a lamp and saw numerous insects on the outer surface of the window pane . . . Up to March 28th, these insects were found in 36 villages and towns . . . The area in which these insects were found covered 30 kilometers [22 miles] from east to west and 20 kilometers [12 miles] from north to south.
—Report of the International Scientific Commission for the Investigation of the Facts Concerning Bacterial Warfare in Korea and China
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