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Major General James Doolittle’s raid on Tokyo. Yokosuka Japan Naval base taken from B-25, April 18, 1942.(National Archives, U.S. Navy 80-G-063596).
Wreckage of Major General James Doolittle’s plane in China after the raid on Tokyo, April 18, 1942. (National Archives, US Navy 80-G- 063594).
Doolittle’s men require air raid shelter too. Major General James Doolittle’s Tokyo raiders are grouped outside this shelter carved from the mountainside. They lived here for 10 days after assembling from their Chinese mountain retreats. Japanese planes raided nearby villages frequently. (National Archives, Army Airforce BUAER 63586).
Wreckage of Major General Doolittle’s plane in China after the raid on Tokyo, April 18, 1942. Doolittle at the end of the Tokyo raid. Major General Doolittle sits by a wing of his crashed plane somewhere in China after he led the daring US air raid on Tokyo. Heading for a China airfield after the raid, several of the planes ran out of gas and crashed. (National Archives, US Navy 80-G-063587).
Transport plane that brought Doolittle raiders from China to India, with giraffe; (National Archives, US Navy 80-G-063589).
Doolittle raiders and Chinese soldiers with parasols; (National Archives, US Navy 80-G-063589).
Major General Doolittle, his Tokyo bombing crew and some Chinese friends are pictured in China after the US Airmen bailed out following the Doolittle led air raid on Japan. Left to right, Staff sgt. F.A. Braemer, bombardier, Seattle; Staff Sgt. P.J. Leonard, Engineer-Gunner, Denver, unidentified Chinese; First Lt. R.E. Cole. Co-Pilot, Dayton, Ohio, General Doolittle; unidentified Chinese; First Lt. H.A. Potter, Navigator, Pierre, South Dakota; unidentified Chinese; Sgt. Leonard was killed in action in North America. (National Archives, US Navy 80-G-063592).
Chinese and American comrades at arms-Chinese soldiers bring in a group of General Doolittle’s Tokyo raiders to the tiny village near where their bomber crashed. Center right, his arm held by a Chinese is Col. John Hilger, who was injured. (National Archives, US Navy 80-G-063593).