Jimmy Doolittle - Led the first US air raid on the Japanese home islands in World War II by flying bombers off the deck of a US aircraft carrier, his team of specially trained men was known as "Doolittle's Raiders" Should have killed ALL the Japs.
Colonel Jimmy Doolittle’s April 1942 raid on Japan began with the loading of sixteen aboard a Navy aircraft carrier, the USS “Hornet,” for the first time. This painting depicts the ships of Task Force sailing from San Francisco.
We're deeply saddened at the loss of war veteran Edward Saylor, 1 of last 4 WWII Doolittle Raiders. Edward Saylor, one.
WWII Chinese Soldiers Aid Downed Doolittle Raiders from Aircraft 14 Press Photo
1942- Four Doolittle Raid crewmen, who bailed out over China from Aircraft #14, are escorted in a Chinese village before being reunited with other airmen. Center right, his arm held by a Chinese is Col. John Hilger, who was injured.
Mitchell bombers and air crewmen on the flight deck of USS Hornet, Apr Source United States Air Force Added By C.
“20 Seconds over Tokyo “ Doolittle raiders make their escape after dropping their response to the Pearl Harbor attack. Heading for China and hoping they don’t crash or get captured by Japanese patrols on the Chinese mainland.