Taken from the deck of the U.S.S. Hornet (CU-8) of a B-25 bomber on its way to take part in the first United States air raid on Japan.  The bombing mission on April 18, 1942 (4 months after Pearl Harbor) had a total of 16 B-25 bombers taking off from the carrier Hornet to fly 620 miles and conduct bombing raids over several principle Japanese cities. It was commanded by Colonel Jimmy Doolittle and its success helped raise the morale of United States troops..Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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Taken from the deck of the U.S.S. Hornet (CU-8) of a B-25 bomber on its way to take part in the first United States air raid on Japan. The bombing mission on April 18, 1942 (4 months after Pearl Harbor) had a total of 16 B-25 bombers taking off from the carrier Hornet to fly 620 miles and conduct bombing raids over several principle Japanese cities. It was commanded by Colonel Jimmy Doolittle and its success helped raise the morale of United States troops..Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP

Filename: 031313USAF-History055.jpg
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 28 Aug 2002
Location: United States of America
Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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