- North American Mitchells on flight deck of the Hornet. Planes were lashed to deck, because of fixed wings on land-plane version, which was used for raid.
- Last of gallant crews rises over a heavy sea for surprise attack on City of Cunning.
- Major General (then Lieut Col) Jimmy Doolittle, wires to the fin of a 500-pound bomb a Japanese medal which soon thereafter was returned to its Nipponese makers in a blast of destruction. Ceremony took place on the deck of the USS Hornet.
- Capt Ted W Lawson (left) and Capt Harold F Watson (center) defended the ethical aspects of the raid at a press conference in Washington recently. They declared that none of the objectives were civilian. At right is Col Stanley J Grogan, Army PRO.
This photo essay article was originally published in the June, 1943, issue of Air News magazine, vol 4, no 6, p 8.
Photos credited to European, Acme.