WWII Chinese Soldiers Aid Downed Doolittle Raiders from Aircraft 14 Press Photo
1942- Four Doolittle Raid crewmen, who bailed out over China from Aircraft #14, are escorted in a Chinese village before being reunited with other airmen. Center right, his arm held by a Chinese is Col. John Hilger, who was injured.
Army Air Force bomber leaves the deck of the USS Hornet, for the historic raid on Tokyo under Maj. James Doolittle, on April Each aircraft carried three high-explosive bombs and one incendiary bomb. (AP Photo) (I love this story!
We're deeply saddened at the loss of war veteran Edward Saylor, 1 of last 4 WWII Doolittle Raiders. Edward Saylor, one.
History Of The USS Hornet
The USS Hornet was the famous aircraft carrier in World War II that launched the B-25 bombers in the Doolittle Raid.
One of the Doolittle Raid B-25 bomber crews (10th) aboard USS Hornet shortly before the mission April 1942. From left to right: Lt. Horace E Sally Crouch Lt. Richard O Joyce Sgt. George E. Larkin Lt. J. Royden Stork SSgt. Edwin W. Horton Jr. All survived the mission and reached China. SSgt. All survived except Sgt. George E. Larkin who was killed in action in India in 1942.