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Doolittle and the Doolittle Raid

On 18 April 1942, the USA attacked Japan. This was sixteen months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour during world war 2 The small raid was led by Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle. Doolittle gathered up some volunteer pilots and then these pilots went through tough training and their planes were modified. Their plan was to take sixteen B-25 bombers on the aircraft carrier called the Hornet to go and bomb Japan. The men who were flying the planes had never launched a bomber off an aircraft carrier before and neither had anyone else because the planes were too big and heavy, and the aircraft carrier runways were too short. Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle did a good job of training these men. There were five men in each plane. They were … Read entire article »

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