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apr 19, 1942 - Doolittle Raid

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The US launched 16 bombers from the USS Hornet to bomb Tokyo and other Japanese cities. The bombers crashed in China and one in the USSR after the bombing run. This was the first successful bombing raid of the US and pointed out that there was a major security hole in the Japanese defences.

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Date:

apr 19, 1942
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~ 76 years ago

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