Sunday, April 1, 2018

More Exciting Doolittle Raid Adventures

During World War II, the Doolittle Raiders launched sixteen fully loaded B-25's off an aircraft carrier, the first to do the impossible, and bombed Japan by total surprise. The pilots were ordered to fly from Japan to airfields in free China. Each crew member knew that if the Japanese didn't shoot them down they faced the likelihood of running out of fuel before reaching China. 

Due to a faulty setting on its stabilizer, Plane #2 launched too sharply from the Enterprise “lost its air and seemed to collapse in flight.” A strong gust of wind came to the rescue and the plane avoided a collision with the ship’s hull which would have sliced it in two.

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