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In the four months following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States military suffered setback after setback. In an effort to strike at the heart of the Japanese Empire, American military leaders devised a top-secret plan in which aviation pioneer Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle would lead a raid of 16 bombers to attack targets on the Japanese home islands. The legendary assault would go down in history as one of the early turning points in World War II. This special documentary program features original interviews with several of Doolittle's surviving Raiders and the raid's official historian, Col. C.V. Glines, as well as archival audio from General Jimmy Doolittle himself. (Part 1 of 2).
In the four months following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States military suffered setback after setback. In an effort to strike at the heart of the Japanese Empire, American military leaders devised a top-secret plan in which aviation pioneer Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle would lead a raid of 16 bombers to attack targets on the Japanese home islands. The legendary assault would go down in history as one of the early turning points in World War II. This special documentary program features original interviews with several of Doolittle's surviving Raiders and the raid's official historian, Col. C.V. Glines, as well as archival audio from General Jimmy Doolittle himself. (Part 1 of 2). read more read less

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