Doolittle Raid

B25's take off from USS Hornet's deck on April 18th 1942 to commence the The Doolittle Raid

During December 1941, Japan launched an offensive aimed at securing vital resources in the Eastern Pacific. A key element in the Japanese plan was the elimination of the American battleship fleet based at Pearl Harbour in Hawaii by means of a surprise attack by carrier based aircraft on the morning of Sunday 7th December.


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