The Doolittle Raid
At a time when their army and naval forces were advancing all over Asia and the Pacific, the Japanese got a shock when North-American B-25B Mitchells, led by Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle, bombed Tokyo on April 18, 1942. The bombers were launched from the deck of the aircraft carrier Hornet, and after striking their targets, flew on to China. Most of their crews eventually made it back to the United States.
This image was taken on the USS Hornet (CV-8) while en route to the mission’s launching point.
Photo: U.S. Naval Historical Center
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During the 1967 Six-Day War, Israeli aircraft and naval forces attacked a US intelligence ship in international waters off the coast of the Sinai Peninsula. Both the Israeli and American governments issued reports concluding that the attack was a tragic mistake, but these conclusions have been challenged from several fronts, and the matter remains controversial in the public debate. How much money did Israel pay the US and the families of the victims in compensation? More… Discuss
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