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6h 25min, apr 18, 1942 y - Doolittle Raid

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Revealed a critical security hole in Japanese defenses around the Pacific, namely around Midway Island. To fix the security the Japanese believed they needed to destroy the US fleet in the pacific and capture Midway Island. Japan also wanted to cut off Australia from their ally (US) and isolate them by capturing the Solomon Islands and New Guinea. The plan failed when the US Pacific forces clashed with the Japanese Navy at the Battle of Coral Sea. Was important because it was the first successful bombing raid over Japan, and because it served a significant morale boost for the US.

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6h 25min, apr 18, 1942 y
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~ 76 years ago

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