WWII: Pacific Theater > Doolittle Raid

1942-04-18

On April 18, 1942, eighty brave young men, led by the famous daredevil Jimmy Doolittle, took off from a navy carrier in the mid-Pacific on what everyone regarded as a suicide mission but instead became a resounding American victory and helped turn the tide of the war.

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    The Doolittle Raid by Carroll V Glines

It was the biggest gamble of World War II, but Lt. Co. "Jimmy" Doolittle's legendary bombing raid on Tokyo gave America the morale boost it needed in the wake of Pearl Harbor. This is the full story as told by the Doolittle Raiders' official historian. Carroll Glines is also the author of Attack on Yamamoto.

Year: 1988
Genre: Doolittle Raid

    The First Heroes by Craig Nelson

On April 18, 1942, eighty brave young men, led by the famous daredevil Jimmy Doolittle, took off from a navy carrier in the mid-Pacific on what everyone regarded as a suicide mission but instead became a resounding American victory and helped turn the tide of the war.

Year: 2002
Genre: Doolittle RaidWWII: Pacific Theater

    Target Tokyo by James M. Scott

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 Japan's factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for their attack on Pearl Harbor. The raid buoyed America's morale, and prompted an ill-fated Japanese attempt to seize Midway that turned the tide of the war.

Year: 2015
Genre: Doolittle Raid

    Last Mission to Tokyo by Michel Paradis

A thrilling narrative that introduces a key but underreported moment in World War II: The Doolitte Raids and the international war crimes trial in 1945 that defined Japanese-American relations and changed legal history.

Year: 2020
Genre: Doolittle RaidWWII: War Crimes

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1988The Doolittle Raid by Carroll V Glines Non-Fiction
2002The First Heroes by Craig Nelson WWII: Pacific Theater, Non-Fiction
2015Target Tokyo by James M. Scott Non-Fiction
Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor
2020Last Mission to Tokyo by Michel Paradis WWII: War Crimes, Non-Fiction
The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raiders and Their Final Fight for Justice

 

 

 


 

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