Doolittle Raid occurred on the 18th April 1942 during WW 2.. The raid was the first air raid by the US Forces on Tokyo and Honshu and the Japanese Archipelago. A special unit of USAAF B25 Mitchell Bombers trained under the command of Col. James Doolittle flew from the carrier USS Hornet. B25 Mitchell Bomber had 2 Radial engines developing 1700 hp. Wingspan of 20.6 metres. Length 16.3 metres. It carried a crew of 4 to 6 personnel and had a range of 2175 kilometres and a bomb payload of 1360 Kgs.
Important event of war against Japanese.
57 cm x 38.5 cm. Ebonised and Gold frame. Showing B 25 Mitchell bomber taking of from USS Carrier Hornet.
Inscriptions & markings
Inscribed " Take Off " Doolittle Raid on Tokyo 1942.