Destination: Tokyo by Stan Cohen
Pictorial History of Doolittle’s Tokyo Raid on April 18, 1942. This book is dedicated to all 80 Tokyo raid participants.
Four decades ago 80 men volunteered for a top-secret, strategically and tactically important, and extremely hazardous undertaking. This was the first air raid on the islands of Japan on 18 April 1942.
Much has been written of that day 41 years ago when 80 brave Americans launched 16 B-25 aircraft from the carrier USS Hornet, but this is the first attempt to assemble in one publication a superb collection of photographs of that historic event.
This pictorial history explores the entire gamut of that event – from the Japenese aggressions in the early 1940s to present photographs of survirors. Many of these pictures have never been published before and were procured from the government and private archives, as well as from the raiders themselves.
The men who participated in this mission were typical of those many dedicated Americans who have risked and sacrificed their lives for the freedoms of this great nation since its founding in 1776. Without volunteers such as Doolittle Raiders this nation would long ago have disappeared in the annuals of history.
|Dimensions||11 x 8.5 x 0.5 in|