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80-G-41191 Doolittle Raid on Japan, April 1942

Photo #: 80-G-41191  Doolittle Raid on Japan, April 1942
Title: Doolittle Raid on Japan, April 1942
Description: Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle, USAAF (front), leader of the raiding force, wires a Japanese medal to a 500-pound bomb, during ceremonies on the flight deck of USS Hornet (CV-8), shortly before his force of sixteen B-25B bombers took off for Japan. The planes were launched on 18 April 1942. The wartime censor has obscurred unit patches of the Air Force flight crew members in the background. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-41191
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