Last mission to Tokyo : the extraordinary story of the Doolittle Raiders and their final fight for justice.
Publication year: 2020
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.
ISBN: 9781501104718 (hbk.) : 20.00
In 1942, freshly humiliated from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States was in search of a plan. President Roosevelt, determined to show the world that our nation would not be intimidated or defeated by enemy powers, he demanded recommendations for a show of strength. Jimmy Doolittle, a stunt pilot with a doctorate from MIT, came forward, and led eighty young men, gathered together from the far-flung corners of Depression-era America, on a seemingly impossible mission across the Pacific. Sixteen planes in all, they only had enough fuel for a one-way trip. Together, the Raiders, as they were called, did what no one had successfully done for more than a thousand years. They struck the mainland of Japan and permanently turned the tide of the war in the Pacific.
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480 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
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