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1942 Doolittle raid of Japan....



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April 21, 1942

LOS ANGELES EXAMINER, April 21, 1942

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


The front page has a nice banner headline in large lettering: "3 YANK CARRIERS IN RAID, SAYS JAPS" with subhead. Related photo is on page 2. (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.
FRONT LEAF ONLY (pages 1 & 2), tiny archival mends on page 2, a little light staining, 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