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1942 Doolittle raid of Japan....



Item # 670942

April 18, 1942

LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 18, 1942

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


The front page has a nice banner headline in bold lettering: "TOKYO BOMBED" with subheads. (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. A early, same day headline here.
Incomplete issue containing 12 of the 16 pages of the 1st section only, light toning along the central fold, a little margin wear, 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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