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1942 Doolittle raid of Japan.... official report...



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April 21, 1943

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, EXTRA, April 21, 1943

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


The front page has a nice headline in bold lettering: "TOKYO RAID STORY!" with subheads. (see) This was the official report on the Jimmy Doolittle raid on Japan in which he led about one year earlier.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 26 pages, light toning at the margins, some 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