Authentic Historical Autographs, Historical Collectibles - The History Buff
The History Buff, Inc. - Phone: (952) 937-0325
17509 Bearpath Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 or Palm Beach, FL, 33480

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SUMMARY: This offering is a framed color offset lithograph print signed by the artist Robert Taylor and 12 0f the Doolittle Raiders. Price:$3,950.00


Robwert Taylor Print Doolittle's Raiders

Bound for Tokyo, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle launches his B-25 Mitchell from the heaving deck of the carrier USS Hornet on the morning of 18 April, 1942. Leading a sixteen-bomber force on their long distance one - way (one could substitute suicide for one-way) mission, the Doolittle Raiders completed the first strike at the heart of Imperial Japan since the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor four months earlier. Together, they completed one of the most audacious air raids in aviation history. When FDR was asked where the flight originated he replied "Shaingra la" with an all-knowing look on his face.

The following signed the print in pencil.: General Jimmy Doolittle, Richard Cole, Jacob DeSchazer, Robert Emmens, Thomas Griffin, Everett W. Holstrom, Travis Hoover, David Jones. Richard Knobloch, Howard Sessler, Royden Stork and Griffith Williams.

Almost every older American knows the major details of the raid and the heroism involved.But what is less known is that this raid sparked the Japanese to attack Midway Island in order to establish a base to prevent further attacks on their homeland. That battle was the real beginning of the end for the Japanese navy.Thus the Doolittle mission had not only important symbolic and morale boosting importance but it turned out to have important strategic significance.

All items sold by the History Buff, Inc. come with documentation and a certified opinion as to authenticity.


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