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Check Six: April 18 1942 – 75 years ago

April 18, 2017
Taken from the deck of the U.S.S. Hornet (CU-8) of a B-25 bomber on its way to take part in the first U.S. air raid on Japan.

Taken from the deck of the U.S.S. Hornet (CU-8) of a B-25 bomber on its way to take part in the first U.S. air raid on Japan.

Task Force 16, under the command of Vice Admiral William F. Halsey, U.S. Navy, approached the Japanese islands on a daring top secret joint Army-Navy attack. Two aircraft carriers, USS Enterprise (CV-6) and USS Hornet (CV-8), together with four cruisers, eight destroyers and two fleet oilers, carried sixteen U.S. Army Air Force B-25 Mitchell medium bombers within striking distance of Tokyo in the first offensive action against Japan by the United States.

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