New 5x7 World War II Photo: USS HORNET Launches B-25 Aircraft on Doolittle Raid
The Doolittle Raid
One of the Doolittle Raid B-25 bomber crews (10th) aboard USS Hornet shortly before the mission April 1942. From left to right: Lt. Horace E Sally Crouch Lt. Richard O Joyce Sgt. George E. Larkin Lt. J. Royden Stork SSgt. Edwin W. Horton Jr. All survived the mission and reached China. SSgt. All survived except Sgt. George E. Larkin who was killed in action in India in 1942.
One of the Doolittle Raid B-25 bomber crews aboard USS Hornet shortly before the mission April 1942.
THE HORNET’S NEST - SPECIAL UK EDITION - Lt Col. James H. Doolittle confers with Capt. Marc A. Mitscher on the bomber-laden deck of the USS Hornet. On April 18, 1942, as the fateful day of April 18, 1942 approaches. Sixteen specially-modified B-25 bombers would lift off the Hornet to strike military targets on the Japanese home islands, giving America and its allies a badly-needed morale boost in the wake of destruction at Pearl Harbor.