Wednesday, August 1, 2018

What Happened to the Doolittle Raiders after China? Part 2

Doolittle Before WWII
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Plane #1 - Piloted by Jimmy Doolittle

After spending the summer of 1942 traveling the U.S. on war bond drives, Jimmy Doolittle was appointed commanding general over the 12th Air Force in North Africa under General Eisenhower. In March 1943, Doolittle became commanding general of the North African Strategic Air Forces. On the one-year anniversary of the Tokyo Raid, Doolittle and the other Raiders also serving in North Africa held the first Doolittle Raider reunion.

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