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1942 Doolittle raid of Japan....



Item # 659030

April 20, 1942

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, April 20, 1942

* The famous Doolittle raid of Japan (1st report)
* U.S. Army Air Force B-25B Mitchell bombers
* USS Hornet aircraft carrier


The front page has a one column heading: "2 NEW ALARMS IN TOKIO; REVEAL BIG RAID LOSSES" with subhead: "Factories Destroyed by U. S. Bombs" (see) This was the famous Doolittle raid on Japan. It was not known at the time that James "Jimmy" Doolittle was involved due to secrecy. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Complete with all 32 pages, light toning at the margins, small library stamp within the masthead, small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.

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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