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1942 Doolittle raid of Japan....



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April 18, 1942

HERALD EXPRESS, 6th War Extra, Los Angeles, 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, above the masthead has a nice headline in bold lettering and between 6 derogatory prints of a Japanese soldier: "U.S. BOMBS BLAST FOUR JAP CITIES" with subhead. (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 8 of the 14 pages of the 1st section only, light toning along the central fold, a little margin wear, generally nice. Nice for display.


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