This ¾" thick wooden replica of Doolittle's Raid WWII is designed and painted to reflect the historic events of April 18, 1942. It can set neatly on a shelf, wainscoting, or window/door trim to remind you of a special loved one or of a turning point in history. A short description is written on the back.
On April, 18, 1942, sixteen B-25 Mitchell bombers with eighty crew members aboard, weighted down with bombs and extra fuel, stuggled to take off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, some 700 miles from Japan, an unprecedented feat in aviation history. Led by Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle, this American raid upon Tokyo and four other major Japanese cities was planned just a few weeks after the Pearl Harbor attack.