Portrait of General James H. Doolittle (1896 - 1993) standing beside an airplane, circa 1944-45. Flying B-25 medium bombers, he led the Doolittle Raid, the first air raid against targets in Japan during World War II. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
General James "Jimmy" Doolittle, earned the Medal of Honor for his valor and leadership as commander of the Doolittle Raid. On April 18, 1942, just 19 weeks after Japan’s devastating attack at Pearl Harbor, Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle led the retaliatory bombardment of the Japanese capital. Newspapers headlined the news: ‘TOKYO BOMBED! DOOLITTLE DOOD IT!’ General Doolittle served as commander of the 12th Air Force in North Africa, the 15th Air Force in Italy, and the 8th Air Force in…
Posing in front of a bomber is Crew No. 1 of the Doolittle Raid against Tokyo, from the 34th Bombardment Squadron, Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle, pilot (2nd from left); Lt. Richard E. Cole, co-pilot; Lt. Henry A. Potter, navigator; SSgt. Fred A. Braemer, bombardier; SSgt. Paul J. Leonard, flight engineer/gunner.
The Doolittle Raid of April 18, 1942 was the first U.S. air raid to strike the Japanese home islands during WWII. 16 U.S. Army Air Forces bombers were launched from the aircraft carrier into combat. (USS Hornet CV-8)
THE DOOLITTLE TOKYO RAIDERS GICLÉE CANVAS .PROOF - Aces High..by Robert Taylor Media: Giclee' Size: 36 x 24 inches Release Date: 4/2012 Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the most audacious raid carried out in the Pacific during World War II – the famous ‘Doolittle raid.’ On the morning of April 18th, 1942, just four months following the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, sixteen Army Air Force B-25 bombers under the command of Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle 16