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Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo by Ted Lawson
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Apr 18, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: history
Read in December, 1986

I'm reminded today, on the 70th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, that I read this book a long time ago, seems like I was around junior-high age. (It may even have been an abridged edition, not sure.) Anyway, it's a great first-hand account of the raid and the subsequent experiences of Lawson and his crew, which were fairly typical of the other members of the expedition. Immediately following the strike, Lawson and his crew were forced to ditch off Nantien. Lawson's leg was severely wounded in the crash, and was later amputed while he was being clandestinely shuffled through various Chinese provinces on the long road back home. Those guys were real heroes!

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