History of War

DOOLITTLE RAID

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Sixteen modified B-25 bombers from 17th Bombardmen­t Group, USAAF, carry out a successful bombing raid on Tokyo. Launching from the carrier USS Hornet, the bombers evade Japanese detection and anti-aircraft defences, dropping an estimated 14 tons of bombs on factories, ammunition dumps and other military targets. The successful raid on the Japanese capital is a huge morale boost for the US.

 ?? ?? Lieutenant Colonel James H Doolittle, commander of the raid, and his bomber crew just before takeoff for the mission
Lieutenant Colonel James H Doolittle, commander of the raid, and his bomber crew just before takeoff for the mission

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