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1942 Doolittle raid of Japan revealed...

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April 19, 1943

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1943

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

Near the bottom front page is a two column heading: "Tokyo Raid Made From Carriers, U.S. Fliers Reveal on Anniversary". (see) This was when it was first revealed to the public that Jimmy Doolittle was responsible for the raid on Japan exactly one year earlier.
Complete with all 38 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.

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