This silent footage of the Doolittle Raid shows U.S. bombers taking off from the USS Hornet to attack the Japanese Home Islands for the first time in World War II. For photographs of the Doolittle Raid, see Alan Taylor's World War II retrospective.
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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the former executive producer and general manager of Atlantic Studios at The Atlantic.