Launching of the new U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La (CV-38), her name honoring the historic Doolittle Raid on Tokyo
Portsmouth Virginia USA Date:1944, February 24 Duration:1 min 21 sec Sound:Yes
USS aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La (CV-38) being launched from Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Mrs. Josephine Doolittle sponsors the USS aircraft carrier. Crowd cheers as the USS Shangri-La is launched. Flashbacks show B-25 aircrafts taking off from the USS Hornet to bomb Tokyo Japan in the Doolittle Raid of April 18, 1942. The base identified for that attack had been the non-existent "Shangri-La". U.S. President Roosevelt decorates General James Doolittle who was the Commander of Doolittle Raid. USS Shangri-La is christened and slides into the waters at Norfolk.
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