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80-G-41194 Doolittle Raid on Japan, April 1942

Photo #: 80-G-41194  Doolittle Raid on Japan, April 1942
Title: Doolittle Raid on Japan, April 1942
Description: An Army Air Forces B-25B bombers awaits the takeoff signal on the flight deck of USS Hornet (CV-8), as the raid is launched, 18 April 1942. Note Flight Deck Officer holding launch flag at right, and white stripes painted on the flight deck to guide the pilot's alignment of his plane's nose and port side wheels. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-41194
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