18 Apr '17, 2pm

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. More info here:

Conceived in January 1942 in the wake of the devastating Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the “joint Army-Navy bombing project” was to bomb Japanese industrial centers, to inflict both “material and psychological” damage upon the enemy. Planners hoped that the former would include the destruction of specific targets “with ensuing confusion and retardation of production.” Those who planned the attacks on the Japanese homeland hoped to induce the enemy to recall “combat equipment from other theaters for home defense,” and incite a “fear complex in Japan.” Additionally, it was hoped that the prosecution of the raid would improve the United States’ relationships with its allies and receive a “favorable reaction [on the part] of the American people.” Originally, the concept called for the use of U.S. Army Air Force bombers to be launched from, and recovered by, an airc...

Full article: https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/wars-conflic...

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Breaking down the WWII Doolittle Raid:

Breaking down the WWII Doolittle Raid:

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