April 18, 1942 – The early evening calm is shattered by a lone U.S. B-25B medium bomber screaming in over the Japanese countryside. After dropping their four 500lbs bombs on industrial targets in Nagoya as part of the Doolittle Raid, they make their way west toward the Chinese coast at low level to avoid detection.
Doolittle’s sixteen B-25s were forced to launch 10 hours early and 200 miles farther from Japan after their carrier task force was spotted by a Japanese patrol vessel. All aircraft were launched between 08:20 – 09:20 and began reaching their targets six hours later.
Japan 1942 – Doolittle Raid Travel Poster (w/o aged filter)
Japan 1942 – Doolittle Raid Travel Poster