70th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

Discussion in 'History' started by SJRM_RN, Apr 18, 2012.

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  1. Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, I must admit I had not heard of it until this morning but it was another act of bravery by a small group of men in WWII. There are now only 5 of the participants remaining but they have had a reunion every year since.

    A couple of links:

    Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942

    The Doolittle Raid: April 18, 1942
  2. Although the film is a bit kak, this gets covered in the film Pearl Harbor. It does show how they learnt how to get a twin engined bomber off of a carrier.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2012
  3. Very audacious raid, which was carried out by aircrew who knew their chances of a safe return were very limited. Yesterday was also the anniversary of the Lancaster's first major raid, on Augsburg, last night there was a memorial dinner at the Petwood Moat Hotel in Woodhall Spa. Some of the aircraft had taken off from Woodhall, the sole living survivor was present last night. The leader of this raid was awarded the Victoria Cross.

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