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The Doolittle Raid – Flying Into Greatness
March 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 amRegistration required; contact the organizer.
The Doolittle Raid: America Fights Back
After the deadly surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the USA wanted. Pres. Roosevelt knew that it would inevitably be a long war when we took on the forces of the Japanese Army and Navy. Our forces were insufficient before the devastating attack on Hawaii. nonetheless, FDR wanted to send a strong, clear, and unmistakable message to the Japanese: the United States WOULD fight back.
An Unexpected Plan
Col. Jimmy Doolitte volunteered to lead a group of raiders on one of the most audacious attacks of all time. The plan was to drop bombs on Tokyo in the middle of the daytime. The Japanese people have been told that their island was invulnerable to an outside attack. If the Doolittle Raiders were successful, their attack would be a shattering blow to the Japanese psyche. The only problem was that there was no practical way for American planes to attack the Japanese mainland. But utilizing American ingenuity, full support of Pres. Roosevelt and Gen. George C Marshall, and sheer bravado, the Doolittle Raiders flew into greatness.
The heart stopping story of the Doolittle raid makes for drilling multimedia presentation offered by master storyteller.