C.V. Glines, author and official historian of the Doolittle Raiders, will lead a guided conversation following the film. First Joint Action. Collected documents on Doolittle Raid. Doolittle Raiders. Gold Medal. Doolittle Raid, (18 April 1942), a surprise attack on Tokyo, Japan, by U.S. bombers during World War II.Little damage resulted, but the raid was a boost to American morale at a low point in the war. Names of the airmen were not released at the time. To avoid detection, the Doolittle Raiders flew in single file for hundreds of miles just 200 feet above the water.

The Crews: Takeoff No.6 (Ditched off China Coast) - Crew from 95th Squadron, 17thGroup. The Doolittle Raid is one of the most famous events of World War II. Nonetheless, all but three men survived the flight. Camp - Dec.1, 1943. It is also, on some levels, the most misunderstood. Doolittle Raiders. Lieutenant Colonel Doolittle's bomber was the first over Japan and the first to drop its bomb load. Central Decimal Files, 1939–1942 (bulkies), box 188. 3 and 1/2 years. A milestone historical event took place on November 9, 2013, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. In October 1942, the Japanese radio broadcast that two crews of the Tokyo Raid had been tried and sentenced to death, but many of the death sentences had been commuted to life imprisonment. Born October 4, 1916, St. Louis, Missouri Died January 19, 1999, Tucson, Arizona. The Raiders In China. Major Ted William Lawson (March 7, 1917 – January 19, 1992) was an American officer in the United States Army Air Forces, who is known as the author of Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, a memoir of his participation in the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in 1942. The Doolittle Raid — named for its commander, Jimmy Doolittle — was America’s April 1942 retaliation for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor a few months before.. Raid Photos. The raid began earlier than expected after a Japanese patrol had spotted and reported the USS Hornet and its escorting vessels. “Whiskey Pete” was a name that held special significance for Robert M. Gray. The affront of the raid to Japanese national pride motivated Japan’s leaders to pursue offensive plans with fresh urgency. Gold Medal. History. 1942 - Doolittle Raid Aircrews.

Sixteen B-25s left the USS Hornet to participate in the Doolittle Raid. Interesting Facts. Doolittle Raid Inspires Aircraft Carrier Name posted in History Up Close on April 18, 2016 in History Up Close on 4/18/2016 An HOS helicopter flies over the aircraft carrier Shangri-La (CV 38) in the late 1940s. Doolittle married Josephine "Joe" E. Daniels on December 24, 1917. My father was the Pilot of plane #10 which took off of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet on a secret mission to bomb Japan Mainland for the first time in history.

C.V. Glines. On April 18, 1942, Doolittle and 80 other specially-trained crewmen took off in sixteen bombers from the deck of the USS Hornet. The four incendiaries fell at 12:30 p.m. (Tokyo time) to incinerate a large factory. The mission: bomb the Japanese homeland. Sixteen planes and 80 airmen executed the Doolittle Raid, 18 April 1942. Rather than wait until there were only two Doolittle Tokyo Raiders left to turn over their own goblets as originally planned, the four surviving members decided to complete their mission publicly and make a final toast to their deceased comrades together. Reports & Interviews. October 15th, 2010 Headsman. Children of the Doolittle Raiders. The four incendiaries fell at 12:30 p.m. (Tokyo time) to incinerate a large factory. The basics are correct. Records of the United States Army, Army Air Forces. At a dinner celebration after Jimmy Doolittle's first all-instrument flight in 1929, Josephine Doolittle asked her guests to sign her white damask tablecloth. Long ago these American flyers, aboard 16 B-25 bombers, had accomplished a daring mission that changed the morale of an entire nation. Record Group 18.

1942: Three Doolittle raiders.

Raid Photos. The Goblets. Lt. Chase J. Nielsen - Navigator - Japanese P.O.W. First Joint Action. History. Raid on Tokyo: Doolittle Report.