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1942 Doolittle raid of Japan....



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May 19, 1942

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, May 19, 1942

* The famous Doolittle raid of Japan is revealed
* U.S. Army Air Force B-25B Mitchell bombers
* USS Hornet aircraft carrier


Page 8 has a one column heading: "GEN. DOOLITTLE AWARDED MEDAL" with subhead. (see) This was when it was first reported that Jimmy Doolittle was the leader of the famous raid on Japan about a month earlier.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 16 pages, a little spine wear, generally good.

wikipedia notes: The Doolittle Raid, on 18 April 1942, was the first air raid by the United States to strike the Japanese Home Islands (specifically Honshu) during World War II. By demonstrating that Japan itself was vulnerable to American air attack, it provided a vital morale boost and opportunity for U.S. retaliation after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. The raid was planned and led by then-Lieutenant Colonel James "Jimmy" Doolittle, USAAF. Doolittle would later recount in his autobiography that the raid was intended to bolster American morale and to cause the Japanese to begin doubting their leadership.

Category: World War II

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