One of the bombers that participated in the Doolittle raid was nicknamed "The Ruptured Duck." As One of sixteen B-25's assigned to the "Doolittle Raid," the Duck was the seventh bomber to take off from the USS Hornet. It bombed the industrial section of Tokyo with 3 demolition bombs and one incendiary. This image was made in Hanger 79 on Ford island in Pearl Harbor.
Jimmy Doolittle (1896 - 1993) Led the first US air raid on the Japanese home islands in World War II by flying B-25 bombers off the deck of a US aircraft carrier, his team of specially trained men was known as "Doolittle's Raiders"
[Photo] One of the Doolittle Raid B-25 bomber crews aboard USS Hornet shortly before the mission, Apr 1942