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Author Scott, James (James M.)

Title Target Tokyo : Jimmy Doolittle and the raid that avenged Pearl Harbor / James M. Scott.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940.5425 SCO    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 648 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [491]-622) and index.
Summary The dramatic account of one of America's most celebrated-- and controversial--military campaigns: the Doolittle Raid.
In December 1941, as American forces tallied the dead at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt gathered with his senior military counselors to plan an ambitious counterstrike against the heart of the Japanese Empire: Tokyo. Four months later, on April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel the enemy's factories, refineries, and dockyards and then escape to Free China. Most of the bombers ran out of fuel and crashed. Captured raiders suffered torture and starvation in Japan's notorious POW camps. Others faced a harrowing escape across China with the Japanese Army in pursuit.
Subject Tokyo (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1942.
Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
ISBN 9780393089622 (hardcover) : $35.00
0393089622 (hardcover)

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