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Tomorrow is April 18.....
Posted by Gary Johnson on April 17, 2017, 13:01:17
Which is an important date in the Pacific War. On April 18, 1942, the Doolittle Raiders launched from the HORNET to bomb mainland Japan and bring some good news to America after the setbacks at Pearl Harbor, the Southwest Pacific, and the Philippines. The Doolittle Raid lifted American morale and set the stage for victories to come.
On April 18, 1943, USAF P-38s ambushed the G4M Betty carrying ADM Yamamoto Isoruku over Bougainville. The death of Yamamoto was a devastating below to the Japanese Navy and to Japan.
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