The B-25 bomber (above), designed to carry 4,000 pounds of bombs, is best remembered for its use by Jimmy Doolittle and his Tokyo Raiders in April 1942, America’s response to Pearl Harbor. This B-25J was delivered in 1945; it did not serve overseas but went to the California Air National Guard, then later was used to drop fire retardant on wildfires.
The B-25 bomber (above), designed to carry 4,000 pounds of bombs, is best remembered for its use by Jimmy Doolittle and his Tokyo Raiders in April 1942, America’s response to Pearl Harbor. This B-25J was delivered in 1945; it did not serve overseas but went to the California Air National Guard, then later was used to drop fire retardant on wildfires.
Phil Heacock recently met a woman around 30 years old who asked him, “What’s World War II?” Heacock couldn’t believe his ears. A woman who seemed to be intelligent, and probably in the middle to upper-middle class economically, hadn’t “heard of” WWII. “The only reason you’re wearing pants right now is because of WWII,” said […]
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