U.S. B-25 Mitchell bombers take off from USS Hornet (CV-8) for Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in World War II.
Pacific Ocean Date:1942, April Duration:2 min 46 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Start of Jimmy Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, Japan, during World War 2. Ship's lookout silhouetted against sun. B-25 taking off from the USS Hornet (CV-8) in overcast weather. Choppy seas. Admiral William F. Halsey in foul-weather gear on bridge. B-25 takes off from the Hornet. Admiral Halsey's face framed by foul-weather gear. Many B-25"s taking off from the Hornet. Army sergeant sending a salute to the planes aloft as Army private (wearing earphones) stands by. Sailor (in peacoat and watch cap) waving goodbye to Doolittle fliers.Two mess attendants waving goodbye and good luck. Two sailors waving goodbye; one carries signal flag.
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