Bound for Tokyo, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle launches his B-25 Mitchell from the heaving deck of the carrier USS Hornet on the morning of 18 April, 1942. Leading a sixteen-bomber force on their long distance one - way mission, the Doolittle Raiders completed the first strike at the heart of Imperial Japan since the infamous attack on Pearl Harbour four months earlier. Together, they completed one of the most audacious air raids in aviation history.
Signed by five of the Doolittle Raiders
Lt. Col. Richard Cole - Maj. Gen. David Jones - Staff Sgt. David Thatcher - Maj. Thomas Griffin - Staff Sgt. Edwin Horton.