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Doolittle’s Raid Ben Rosenwasser Jill Sermarini
The Objective The objective of this PowerPoint  is to show the importance of Doolittle’s Raid and to inform the reader wit...
April 18, 1942 <ul><li>Date of the famous Doolittle Raid </li></ul><ul><li>Led by Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle </...
U.S.S. Hornet <ul><li>Hornet  was the   aircraft carrier that was used in the raid </li></ul><ul><li>7 th  ship of the  Ho...
The Plan <ul><li>On April 2 nd , 1942,  Hornet  was sent to sea and headed west across the Pacific. The plan was to launch...
<ul><li>The plan of the raid was altered due to enemy boats discovering  Hornet.  The boats were sunk, but not before they...
<ul><li>Most of the bombers attacked the Tokyo area, and a few hit Nagoya.  </li></ul>The Damage
Route Taken <ul><li>Planes launched 600 miles off shore </li></ul><ul><li>Flew over Japan and landed in China and Russia <...
James H. Doolittle <ul><li>Was in charge of attack </li></ul><ul><li>Led the attack </li></ul><ul><li>Flew with the soldie...
Battle of Midway <ul><li>Naval battle in the Pacific Theater </li></ul><ul><li>Occurred a month and a half after Doolittle...
Civilian Outlook <ul><li>Quote said by an Argentinean attaché to Tokyo: </li></ul>&quot;I ran up to our roof and saw four ...
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  1. 1. Doolittle’s Raid Ben Rosenwasser Jill Sermarini
  2. 2. The Objective The objective of this PowerPoint is to show the importance of Doolittle’s Raid and to inform the reader with information about the raid.
  3. 3. April 18, 1942 <ul><li>Date of the famous Doolittle Raid </li></ul><ul><li>Led by Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle </li></ul><ul><li>Conceived as a diversion to boost morale </li></ul><ul><li>Launched from the aircraft carrier Hornet </li></ul>
  4. 4. U.S.S. Hornet <ul><li>Hornet was the aircraft carrier that was used in the raid </li></ul><ul><li>7 th ship of the Hornet series in the Navy since 1775 </li></ul><ul><li>Ship was lost later on at the Battle of Santa Cruz </li></ul><ul><li>Launched sixteen B-25 Mitchell Bombers </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Plan <ul><li>On April 2 nd , 1942, Hornet was sent to sea and headed west across the Pacific. The plan was to launch sixteen B-52 bombers 400 miles off the coast of Japan. </li></ul><ul><li>Hornet met up with a flagship, which would provide air cover during the stealthy approach. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The plan of the raid was altered due to enemy boats discovering Hornet. The boats were sunk, but not before they released radio warnings, which forced the bombers to be launched early, 200 miles too early. </li></ul>The Plan Continued
  7. 7. <ul><li>Most of the bombers attacked the Tokyo area, and a few hit Nagoya. </li></ul>The Damage
  8. 8. Route Taken <ul><li>Planes launched 600 miles off shore </li></ul><ul><li>Flew over Japan and landed in China and Russia </li></ul>
  9. 9. James H. Doolittle <ul><li>Was in charge of attack </li></ul><ul><li>Led the attack </li></ul><ul><li>Flew with the soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Received the Medal of Honor from president Franklin Roosevelt </li></ul>
  10. 10. Battle of Midway <ul><li>Naval battle in the Pacific Theater </li></ul><ul><li>Occurred a month and a half after Doolittle’s raid </li></ul><ul><li>Doolittle’s raid caused the Japanese to heighten their concern for American aircraft carriers, causing the battle </li></ul>
  11. 11. Civilian Outlook <ul><li>Quote said by an Argentinean attaché to Tokyo: </li></ul>&quot;I ran up to our roof and saw four American bombers flying in over the rooftops. They couldn't have been more than 100 feet off the ground. I looked down the streets. All Tokyo seemed to be in panic.... I could see fires starting near the port.... That raid by Doolittle was one of the greatest psychological tricks ever used. It caught [the Japanese] by surprised. Their unbounded confidence began to crack.&quot;

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