The Doolittle Raid 1942

America’s first strike back at Japan

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The Doolittle Raid 1942

America’s first strike back at Japan

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Osprey's study of the United States' first offensive response to the Pearl Harbor attacks of World War II (1939-1945). In early 1942, the strategic situation was bleak for the United States. She had been in continual retreat since Pearl Harbor, surrendering major areas such as the Philippines, and was preparing for the worst in Hawaii and on the West Coast. The Japanese, on the other hand, had secured a well-defended perimeter, and were set for further expansion. Something needed to happen quickly and be of considerable impact. The April 1942 Doolittle Raid on Japan was a way to achieve this. This book examines the planning, execution, and aftermath of this innovative, daring and risky attack, which would show that the Japanese navy and air forces were anything but invincible.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Opposing commanders/Opposing forces/Planning the raid/The Doolittle Raid/Aftermath/Remembering the raid today/Bilbiography/Index

Product details

Published Jan 31 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841769189
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 69 b/w; 3 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 156
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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