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Public Domain Picture: Doolittle Raid on Japan

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Doolittle Raid on Japan
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Doolittle Raid on Japan
Air crews prepare .50 caliber machine gun ammunition on the flight deck of USS Hornet (CV-8). Three of their B-25B bombers are visible. In the upper left is tail No. 40-2298 and mission plane No. 6, piloted by Lt. Dean E. Hallmark. The aircraft in top center is tail No. 40-2283 and mission plane No. 5, piloted by Capt. David M. Jones. Both attacked targets in the Tokyo area. Lt. Hallmark, captured by the Japanese in China, was executed by them at Shanghai on 15 October 1942. Note the open flight deck bomb elevator in the upper right.
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World War II had been over for two years and the Korean War lay three years ahead when the Air Force ended a 40-year association with the U.S. Army to become a separate service. The Department of the Air Force was created when President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947.
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