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DOOLITTLE'S RAIDERS

Doolittle Raiders Logo

Doolittle Raid Map

The plan: Take 16 B-25s, launch 400 miles out, strike targets under the cover of  darkness and recover in China after sunrise.

What happened; Launch 700 miles out, strike targets during the early afternoon, and bail out over China in darkness.

Doolittle Raiders

Lt. Col Jimmy Doolittle and Crew.  Dick Cole, a member of the Greatest Generation, is thankfully still with us today and remains active on his farm in Comfort, Texas.

Doolittle Raiders

Crew 8 landed near Vlabizostok with engine trouble and were interned in Russia until they escaped through Iran in May 1943.

Doolittle Raiders

Sgt. Duquette was killed 6 weeks after the raid when his plane hit a mountain while returning from a bombing mission.

B25 Bomber USS Hornet

USAAF B-25B bombers on board USS Hornet for the Doolittle Raid, April 1942

b25 Bomber

USAAF B-25B bombers on board USS Hornet for the Doolittle Raid, April 1942

B25 Bomber takeoff

USS Gwin & USS Nashville astern of USS Hornet during the Doolittle Raid, April 1942.

USS Hornet

B-25Bs parked on board USS Hornet during the Doolittle Raid, April 1942.

B25 Bomber on USS Hornet

Army B-25Bs aboard USS Hornet for the Doolittle Raid, April 1942.

B25 Bomber

Army B-25Bs aboard USS Hornet for the Doolittle Raid, April 1942.

B25 Bomber

B-25Bs and F4F-3s aboard USS Hornet while enroute to raid Japan, April 1942.

USS Hornet

B-25Bs on board USS Hornet, while enroute to raid Japan, April 1942

USS Hornet

B25 Takeoff Doolittle Raiders
Doolittle Plague

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