One of the bombers that participated in the Doolittle raid was nicknamed "The Ruptured Duck." As One of sixteen B-25's assigned to the "Doolittle Raid," the Duck was the seventh bomber to take off from the USS Hornet. It bombed the industrial section of Tokyo with 3 demolition bombs and one incendiary. This image was made in Hanger 79 on Ford island in Pearl Harbor.
The Ruptured Duck: Flown by Lt, Ted W. Lawson (Doolittle Raid) 16 B-25's came from the 17 BG which was made up of the 34th, 37th, 95th, and 89th squadrons. Lawson and his crew crashed in the China Sea after a successful bombing of Tokyo. (Movie version pictured here).