Doolittle Raid/Related Articles
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- World War Two in the Pacific : The part of World War II (1937-45) fought in Asia and the Pacific Ocean between Japan and the U.S., China, Britain, Australia, and other Allies.
- Strategic bombing : Strategic strike attacks against the homeland military forces, population and industry of a nation, conducted by manned bomber aircraft
- Raid : A military attack of limited duration, assuming tactical surprise, which does not attempt to hold the land of the target. It destroys capabilities, obtains intelligence, or may be intended for psychological attack.
- William Halsey : Fleet admiral of the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater of World War II, commanding the Third United States Fleet; a colorful and inspirational fighting leader with some limitations in strategy and large fleet command
- James Doolittle : Add brief definition or description
- Aircraft carrier : A warship designed to launch and recover combat aircraft and aircraft that support military operations
- USS Enterprise (CV-6) : Yorktown-class U.S. aircraft carrier; commissioned in May 1938; served through the Second World War; scrapped 1958
- USS Hornet (CV-8) : U.S. Yorktown-class aircraft carrier; commissioned in October 1941; participated in Doolittle Raid and Battle of Midway; sunk at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands in November 1942
- B-25 Mitchell : A U.S. Army Air Force medium bomber of the Second World War, especially noted for its unprecedented one-way mission in the Doolittle Raid, and, with major modifications, as a low-level attack aircraft against Japanese ships
- Cruiser : While definitions vary with time and doctrine, a large warship capable of acting independently, as a flagship, or a major escort; capabilities include anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, land attack, and possibly ballistic missile defense
- B-26 Marauder : A U.S. Army Air Force medium bomber of the Second World War, used primarily at 10-15,000 feet in the European Theater of Operations
- Battle of Midway : Generally considered to be the turning point of the Pacific Theater in the Second World War, a Japanese force intending to capture Midway Island was turned back with the loss of four aircraft carriers, at the cost of one U.S. carrier; it was the last major Japanese offensive of the war
- Medal of Honor : The highest U.S. military decoration for valor, "above and beyond the call of duty", at the risk of life, in direct combat
- World War II, Pacific : The part of World War II (1937-45) fought in Asia and the Pacific Ocean between Japan and the U.S., China, Britain, Australia, and other Allies.
- World War II, air war, Pacific Theater strategic operations : Add brief definition or description
- World War II, air war : Air operations in the Second World War
- Isoroku Yamamoto : Admiral, Imperial Japanese Navy, Commander-in-Chief, Combined Fleet; planned the Battle of Pearl Harbor although opposed to war with the United States; shot down and killed March 1943