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1942 Doolittle raid of Japan....



Item # 668017

April 19, 1942

LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 19, 1942

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


The front page has a terrific banner headline: "U.S. BOMBS RIP FOUR JAP CITIES" with subheads and related photo. Nice for display. Nice to have in a West Coast publication.
Incomplete issue containing the front and back leafs of the 1st section only, minor central fold wear, nice for display as such.

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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