Plane type: B-25 Mitchell The daylight raid on Tokyo, led by Lt Col James H. Doolittle on Sunday 18 April 1942, has rightfully entered the history books as one of the most daring and courageous operations of the Second World War. On that day, in mid ocean, Doolittle had launched his B-25 Mitchell bomber from the heaving, spray-soaked flight deck of an aircraft carrier, a deck too short to land on, and flown on to bomb Tokyo. He knew there would be no return to the USS Hornet, either for him or the 15 heavily- laden B-25s behind him, for this was a feat never before attempted, and for every crew member the mission was a one-way ticket. Yet, under the leadership of Jimmy Doolittle, they all dared to survive. S/N by Artist every print has been personally signed one of the most highly regarded veterans to fly on the Doolittle Raid: Lieutenant Colonel EDWARD J. SAYLOR DFC AFCM with 2 Oak Clusters Flight engineer and gunner on Plane #15. Lieutenant Colonel RICHARD E. COLE DFC with 2 Oak Clusters, Air Medal with 1 Oak Cluster, Bronze Star, AFCM Co-pilot of raid leader Jimmy Doolittle on Plan #1. Aviation Machinist 1st Class GEORGE H. MAYNOR USS Hornet Plane Captain involved in preparing the aircraft for the raid.
THE COLLECTORS EDITION
Edition Size – 275
Overall Print Size: 31 ½” x 24″
Image Size: 25″ x 16 ¼”
S/N by Artist every print has been personally signed one of the most highly regarded veterans to fly on the Doolittle Raid