The National Museum of World War II Aviation remembered the Doolittle Raid over Japan Saturday, April 17, 2021 with a presentation and flyover by the museum's B-25J Bomber "In the Mood." The presentation told the story of the Doolittle Raid early in World War II when America had suffered setback after discouraging setback. Engineer and military aviation strategist Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle led 16 crews of B-25 bombers from the US aircraft carrier Hornet and attacked five cities across Japan, including Tokyo, which was hit by 10 of the B-25 Bombers. Their ability to bomb the seemingly invincible Japanese in their homeland without a single aircraft shot down humiliated the Japanese high command, forced significant strategic shifts in their forces, and gave the United States a badly needed morale boost.
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