: whether there was much DIRECT MILITARY VALUE
: to the raid or not there was a HUGE BOOST to
: US morale and just as huge a SHOCK TO Japan.
: this caused the Japanese leadership to
: change strategy from all out southerly
: expansion to filling in the gaps in
: defences! as this led directly to Midway it
: could be argued that the military value of
: the raid was higher than any other USN
: operation in WW2.
: --Previous Message--
: As we are coming up on the 75th Anniversary
: the Doolittle Raid, I thought I'd ask for a
: bit of speculation. If I read the specs
: correctly, the Saratoga and Lexington had
: almost 100 feet more flight deck than did
: the Hornet. Given that the B-25 bomb loads
: were limited because of the need for extra
: fuel while remaining light due to the short
: length for take off, might Sara or Lex have
: not been better choices from which to launch
: the raid?
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