Doolittle Raid Research Paper

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On April 18, 1942 the first U.S. raid struck the Japanese home islands during World War II; This was known as the Doolittle Raid. The U.S. It demonstrated that Japan itself was vulnerable to American air attack, The Doolittle raid also served as retaliation for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. The Doolittle Raid was a very significant and dangerous mission. Pearl Harbor was a surprise air attack on the U.S. done by Japan. The location of the attack was the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The Japanese had been done with negotiations with the U.S. None of the negotiations between the two had been doing well. The mission was to destroy the U.S. naval power. More than 2,400 Americans were killed during this attack. Pearl Harbor also led entry into World War II. This attack was meant to be a preventive action to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with the military decisions in Japan for Southeast Asia. These decisions having to do with military action. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged. Not only…show more content…
Sixteen U.S. Army Air Forces B-25B Mitchell medium bombers were launched. All aircrafts also carried 500 pound bombs. Much training went on during the spring of 1942. The training was put forth to assure the certainty of the aircrafts and mission overall. This specialized training included practicing night flying, carrier take offs, low-altitude flying, and bombing. None of the B-25 pilots had ever taken off of a carrier including James Doolittle, all sixteen aircraft launched safely. The B-25 medium bomber was the most popular aircraft during this time. This was the most famous plane f World War II. More than 9,800 of these planes were made. This aircraft was used in multiple aspects of bombing. From bombing, to

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