Doolittle Raid

America Strikes Back: the Doolittle Raid caused the Imperial Japanese Navy a tremendous loss of face. Here’s why.

America Strikes Back: the Doolittle Raid caused the Imperial Japanese Navy a tremendous loss of face. Here’s why.

Jimmy Doolittle In January 1942, Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold selected Lt. Col. James “Jimmy” Doolittle to lead Special Aviation Project… Read More

2 months ago

The B-21 will have a “digital twin” and will eliminate the “block upgrade” approach to modernization: Northrop Grumman releases New B-21 Raider Details Ahead of Rollout

Days before the first B-21 Raider is set to emerge from Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, Calif., factory, the company revealed new… Read More

2 years ago

America Strikes Back: why the Doolittle Raid caused the Imperial Japanese Navy a tremendous loss of face

On Apr. 18, 1942, the US sent an air raid against Imperial Japan using a flight of 16 B-25 Mitchell… Read More

2 years ago

Ellsworth unveils B-1B Lancer tail art dedicated to the 80th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

A quote added on the nose of the B-1B Lancer read, “In remembrance of the Doolittle Raiders.” The 80th Anniversary… Read More

2 years ago

Three injured in B-25 “Old Glory” warbird crash landing in California

Investigators said the cause of B-25 “Old Glory” crash landing was a mechanical failure. Three people were injured after B-25… Read More

4 years ago

Lt Col Dick Cole, the Last Doolittle Raider, Dies at 103

A legendary chapter in Air Force history has come to a close. Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole, the… Read More

5 years ago

USAF SQUADRONS THAT TOOK PART IN THE DOOLITTLE RAID CELEBRATE 100 YEARS

The squadrons are two of the oldest in the U.S. Air Force (USAF), with the 34th BS formed on May… Read More

7 years ago

ELLSWORTH B-1 AIRCREWS CONTINUE DOOLITTLE RAIDERS LEGACY

Just like the B-25s taking off from aircraft carriers, the B-1 is constantly upgraded from what was originally just supposed to be… Read More

7 years ago

THIS DAY IN AVIATION HISTORY: THE DOOLITTLE RAIDERS AND THE FIRST U.S. AIR STRIKE ON JAPANESE HOME ISLANDS

Even if the Doolittle Raid caused only minor damage, it forced the Japanese to recall combat forces for home defense… Read More

7 years ago