Saturday, April 18, 2015

73 years ago today

April 18, 1942! It was 73 years ago today that the Doolittle Raiders took off from the deck of an aircraft carrier to bomb Tokyo, a feat never before attempted in a B-25 medium bomber. In the end it was a debacle, but what a glorious debacle for those of us who read about it in the newspapers! Along with the AVG Flying Tigers, the Doolittle Raid was a bit of hope in America's most dismal winter since the Civil War.

Norton has published a new, huge, and evidently magnificent account of the Dootlittle Raiders. The title is Target Tokyo, the author is James M. Scott, and the Amazon page is here 


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