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The Doolittle raid remembered – The First Strike Back After Pearl Harbor

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General James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle... Led first bombing raid on Japan WW-II

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from nytimes.com

Robert Hite, 95, Survivor of Doolittle Raid and Japanese Imprisonment, Dies

Japanese capture an American Flyer belonging to the Doolittle Raid.

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USS Hornet, deck full of B-25s, headed for "30 Seconds Over Tokyo".

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On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. Led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, these men came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. The Doolittle Raiders symbolize the bravery, determination and innovation of so many who helped America master the skies. Yesterday these heroic Airmen were honored with a Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of their volunteer service during World War…

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A B-25 destined to bomb Japan on the deck of the USS Hornet for the Doolittle Raid, 18 April 1942

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1945- General Doolittle looking out of aircraft window during a low-level inspection flight after bombing raids on Tokyo.

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from eBay

Details about WWII Gen. Doolittle at Window during Low Level Inspection of Tokyo Press Photo

1945- General Doolittle looking out of aircraft window during a low-level inspection flight after bombing raids on Tokyo.

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Don't be surprised if it the first time you hear this name, but his man was the pilot of all pilots. At the age of 15 he built his own glider, jumped of a cliff and well - crashed. But it didn't stop him, his passion for aviation only grew stronger. He achieved a doctorate in aeronautical engineering and two years later performed the first ever outside loop with a Curtiss Hawk. He then took up racing, wining most major trophies possible and braking the landplane speed record.

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from Pang's Models and Hobbies

North American B-25 Mitchell Doolittle Raid 40-2344 1/200 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Air Force 1