Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Doolittle Raid: April 18 1942

April 18 1942:  The U.S. strikes back at Japan with a most audacious plan:  launch land based twin engine bombers from an aircraft carrier against mainland Japan.    16 planes on a one-way mission.  Five Doolittle raiders remain with us today.  

The movie "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo"  based on the book by the same name is a very accurate portrayal of the events.  Here is a clip from the movie:

From 69 years later we cannot fathom those desperate times and the sacrifices that were made to insure that we live as we do today.  Stop and say a prayer for those who died for us.

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