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NH 53421 Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942

Photo #: NH 53421  Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942
Title: Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942
Description: View looking aft from the island of USS Hornet (CV-8), while en route to the mission's launching point. USS Nashville (CL-43) is in the distance. Eight of the mission's sixteen B-25B bombers are visible on the carrier's flight deck. Aircraft at right is tail # 40-2250, which was mission plane # 10, piloted by 2nd Lieutenant Richard O. Joyce, which attacked targets in the Tokyo area. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 53421
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