Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

NH 53287 Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942

Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942
Title: Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942
Description: Nose of one of the raiding force's B-25B bombers, which is tied down on the flight deck of USS Hornet (CV-8) while en route to the takeoff point. This aircraft is mission plane # 11 (USAAF serial # 40-2249), nicknamed Hari Carrier and decorated accordingly. The plane's pilot was Capt. C. Ross Greening. It attacked targets in Yokohama. Note slippage mark on the nosewheel and tire, and inscription on the wheel cover: Inflating instructions inside check tire pressure daily. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 53287
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