Aircraft carrier USS Hornet, 1942

Aircraft carrier USS Hornet, 1942

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Credit: US Air Force/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Aircraft carrier USS Hornet. View of part of the flight deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) during the Doolittle Raid on Japan on 18th April 1942. On the deck are eight of sixteen U.S. Army Air Force North American B-25B Mitchell bombers and four of Hornet s Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers. The Gleaves-class destroyer USS Gwin (DD-433) is coming alongside, the light cruiser USS Nashville (CL-43) is visible on the left in the background.

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