Item #900494 The Doolittle Raid. Carroll V. Glines.
The Doolittle Raid
The Doolittle Raid

The Doolittle Raid

New York: Orion Books, 1988.
First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 6-1/4 x 9-1/4", 1/2 red cloth, black paper over boards, xii, 258pp, epilogue, acknowledgements, appendices, chapter notes, bibliography, index, illus. Item #900494
ISBN: 0517567482

Inscribed on first free endpaper to "Bill..who can ask more questions than I can ever answer..." and signed by Doolittle raid participants Davey Jones (pilot of Crew #5) and E.W. "Brick" Holstrom (pilot of Crew #4).  Former UO Professor Bill (Mitchell) served with the 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 17th Airborne during WWII and himself made several combat jumps.

The story of the first WWII airstrike against Japan in 1942. 16 B-25s under the command of Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle were launched from the carrier Hornet, flew 650 miles to Japan, dropped their bombs on Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe, Osaka, and Nagoya, and escaped to China and neutral Soviet territory. The Doolittle raid was a strategic blow to Japanese military leaders and provided an electrifying boost to American morale.

Fine in dust wrapper and protective mylar.

Price: $100.00

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