The Doolittle Raid: America's Daring First Strike Against Japan. Carroll V. Glines.

The Doolittle Raid: America's Daring First Strike Against Japan

Schiffer Publishing, 2000. Hardcover. Hardcover. As new condition with as new dust jacket. 258 pages. Black and white photographs. Bibliography and index. After Pearl Harbor, the United States had to frantically ramp up and deploy their air strike power; on April 28, 1942, the aircraft carrier Hornet, having een spotted by a Japanese fishing boast some 650 miles east of Japan, was forced to prematurely launch Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle and his sixteen B-52 bombers against the major Japanese cities. It was one of the biggest gambles and most harrowing missions of the war---no American force had ever bombed an enemy capital city before; it was uncertain if B-52s could even take off from an aircraft carrier; since the B-52s could not re-land on the carrier, they had to be flown to China for delivery to American units; the early launch forced 15 crews to bail out or ditch their aircraft--one crew landed in Russia. As New / as new. Item #E22983
ISBN: 9780887403477

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