The Doolittle Raid

By: Bailey Gibson

Background information

The Doolittle Raid of April 18, 1942 was the first U.S. air raid to strike the Japanese home islands during WWII. The mission is notable in that it was the only operation in which U.S. Army Air Forces bombers were launched from an aircraft carrier into combat. The raid demonstrated how vulnerable the Japanese home islands were to air attack just 4 months after their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. While the damage inflicted was slight, the raid significantly boosted American morale while setting in motion a chain of Japanese military events that were disastrous for their long-term war effort.

What was the Doolittle raid?

The Doolittle raid was when the Japaneses waned to go to war with us so they bombed pearl harbor then went and hit all the shit also killing the people in the under water from the bullets...
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USS Hornet (CV-8) and the Doolittle Raid - 18 April 1942

Who survived the Doolittle Raid