Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

NH 53296 Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942

Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942
Title: Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942
Description: Army Air Forces B-25B bombers parked on the flight deck of USS Hornet (CV-8), while en route to the mission's launching point. The plane in the upper right is tail # 40-2242, mission plane # 8, piloted by Captain Edward J. York. Note use of the flight deck tie-down strips to secure the aircraft. Location is near the forward edge of the midships aircraft elevator. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 53296
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