Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo - University of Nebraska Press : Nebraska PressIt is based on the historic Doolittle Raid , America's first retaliatory air strike against Japan four months after the December Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Lawson , a pilot on the raid. In the book Lawson gave an eyewitness account of the training, the mission, and the aftermath as experienced by his crew and others who flew the mission on April 18, The film accurately depicted the raid and used actual wartime footage of the bombers. In spring , a few months after the Pearl Harbor attack , the United States Army Air Forces USAAF plan to retaliate by bombing Tokyo and four other Japanese cities—launching traditionally land-based bombers from United States Navy aircraft carriers that can approach near enough the Japanese mainland to make bombing feasible.
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
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Here is a nice book about an important event in World War II for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep it for yourself! Very nice rendering of this book. This is a first edition. The party that wrote it was Captain Ted Lawson, one of the pilots of the planes that made this historic bombing run on Japan. The book was written and issued while the war was still raging on.
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On April 18, , Americans got some very welcome news: 16 North American B Mitchell medium bombers had raided Tokyo and four other major Japanese cities in retaliation for the attack on Hawaii the previous December. Led by racing pilot Lt. Jimmy Doolittle , the mission was launched from an aircraft carrier, just as the Japanese had done at Pearl Harbor. The crews of 15 of the Bs were forced to bail out or ditch their planes off the Chinese coast at night during stormy weather, after they were unable to locate their landing fields. Three men died, and eight others were captured by the Japanese. Of those, three were executed as war criminals and one died in prison of malnutrition; the remaining four were released in August
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