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NH 53426 Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942

Photo #: NH 53426  Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942
Title: Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942
Description: USAAF B-25B bombers tied down on the flight deck of USS Hornet (CV-8), while the carrier was en route to the mission's launching point. View looks aft from the rear of Hornet's island. The plane in the foreground is tail # 40-2203 (mission plane # 9). Partially visible at far right is tail # 40-2250 (mission plane # 10). Piloted respectively by Second Lieutenants Harold F. Watson and Richard O. Joyce, these B-25s attacked targets in the Tokyo area. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 53426
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