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80-G-41190 Doolittle Raid on Japan, April 1942

Photo #: 80-G-41190  Doolittle Raid on Japan, April 1942
Title: Doolittle Raid on Japan, April 1942
Description: Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle, USAAF (left front), leader of the raiding force, talks with Captain Marc A. Mitscher, USN, Commanding Officer of USS Hornet (CV-8), on board Hornet sometime before the 18 April 1942 launch of the raiding airplanes. Members of the Army Air Forces flight crews, and the wing of one of their B-25B bombers, are in the background. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-41190
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