DOOLITTLE'S TOKYO RAIDERS by Lt. Col. Carroll V. Clines


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Because the range of the B-25 bomber was only 300 miles, a plan was conceived in January 1942 in which the bombers could be launched against the Japanese homeland by sending them from an aircraft carrier. Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle was given charge of the operation and a target date. The story is told by Doolittle himself and fifteen of his participating officers, plus excerpted testimony from a Japanese war crimes trial relating to the treatment of officers. There were only 80 men who flew that raid on April 18, 1942 and their valor under stress makes gripping reading.

Publisher:  Nostrand