78th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid
In April 18, 1942, Airmen of the U.S. Army Air Forces, led by Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle, carried the Battle of the Pacific to the heart of the Japanese empire with a daring raid on military targets in Tokyo, Yokohama, Yokosuka, Nagoya and Kobe. This heroic attack against the major cities was accomplished through coordination between the Army Air Forces and the U.S. Navy, which carried the 16 North American B-25 medium bombers aboard the carrier USS Hornet to a location within take-off distance from the Japanese Islands. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Tech. Sgt. Marianique Santos)

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Photo by: Tech. Sgt. Marianique Santos |  VIRIN: 200417-F-NA975-0001.JPG