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NH 53420 Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942

Photo #: NH 53420  Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942
Title: Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942
Description: USAAF B-25B bomber lines up for takeoff from USS Hornet (CV-8), on the morning of 18 April 1942. Note white lines painted on the flight deck, below the plane's nose and port side wheels, to guide the pilot during his takeoff run. This is the 3rd or 4th plane to be launched. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 53420
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