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The Doolittle Raid on Japan. Jimmy Doolittle, James Harold Doolittle, commanded the Doolittle Raiders B-25 Mitchell Bombers on the raid of Tokyo Japan just months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Headed by James Harold Doolittle, the Doolittle Raiders
attacked Tokyo on April 18th 1942, just a couple of months after Japan attacked
Pearl Harbor, on December 7th, 1941. This is the History of the Doolittle
Raid in Books, DVD Videos, Aviation Art, Models and Gifts. The B-25 Mitchell
The North American B-25 Mitchell was one of the best-known medium bombers of
World War II, especially remembered for its use in the Doolittle raid on Japan
in 1942 and its participation in every major theater of the war.
Less known, however, is its continued role in the postwar world, both in military and civilian service. Thousands of war surplus B-25's sat on airfields in 1945, available to the highest bidder. Though most B-25's, as other warplanes, were scrapped and smelted, hundreds did enjoy a postwar career in the civil sector. The B-25 is now one of the most prolific surviving Warbirds. The B-25 has provided diverse and distinguished service in roles from fire-fighting to movie production.
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Mitchell Balsa Wood Kit
Balsa Wood Model Kit
1/32 scale balsa display kit of the U.S.' most lethal twin-engine bomber of WWII has a 28" wingspan when completed. Assembly required. .....#0008917 4
Mitchell 1/48 Model
Pre Built Mahogany Model
Made of Philippine mahogany, this 1/48 scale model measures 13½" in length, has a wingspan of 16½" and features the markings of the "Doolittle Raiders." Hand painted and detailed, model comes ready to display on the included mahogany base. .....#0009462
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B-25B Mitchell 1/48 Die Cast Model
J.H. Doolittle "Toyko Raid"
This 1/48 scale replica of Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle's historic Tokyo Raid bomber features engraved panel lines; a hand-painted, fully outfitted cockpit; glazed windows and turrets; rotating propellers; extended landing gear with real rubber tires; authentic markings and more. 17" wingspan; arrives ready to display.
Manual B-25 Mitchell
Reprint of official government issue pilot’s handbook for models B-25C and D with a 25 page forward on the history and modifications to the B-25. Handbook covers general description, pilot’s operating instructions, flight operations data, navigator’s radio, gun turret, bomb bay compartments, etc. System diagrams, interior photos and operational tables. 141 illustrations, 109 pgs. 8½"x 11", sfbd.
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CV-8 Hornet Display Model
Individually crafted and mounted on a display base with plaque, this hand built, hand painted model of the USS Hornet is the ultimate display of the famous launch platform for the Doolittle Raiders as they headed to Tokyo. The highly detailed flight deck even includes the 16 B-25s that flew the famed mission! Made of Philippine mahogany, this 1/350 scale model measures 28" long and has a 4" beam.
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USS Hornet 1/700 Kit
The Hornet first sailed in 1942 and gained fame when "Doolittle's Raiders" launched from her deck in their B-25s. The Hornet survived 372 days before sustaining heavy damage, and ultimately sinking, at the Battle of Santa Cruz. This detailed plastic "water-line" kit features engraved surface details; realistic command tower with windows, railings and antennae; anti-aircraft guns; lifeboats; and the 16 Doolittle B-25s. 13" in length; assembly required.
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USS Hornet Die Cast Model
Capturing the original with remarkable detail, this 1/700 scale die cast metal model replicates the USS Hornet as it prepared for the launch of the Doolittle Raid against Tokyo. The model even includes the B-25 Bombers! Cutaways on the side reveal lifeboats while the rudder and propeller sit ready for duty. Measures approximately 13" in length and includes display stand.
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Gee Bee Racer 1/48 Kit
This Gee Bee was flown to victory in the 1932 Thompson Trophy Race by Jimmy Doolittle, who achieved a record speed of 252.686 mph. Plastic model kit has a 6" wingspan; assembly required.
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Gee Bee Racer 1/32 Kit
the Gee Bee R-1 Super Sportster flown by Jimmy Doolittle when he won the 1932 Thompson Trophy Race with an average speed of 252.686 miles per hour, this 1/32 scale plastic kit features a detailed cockpit with a figure of Doolittle; movable ailerons, elevators and rudder; a detailed Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp engine; authentic markings including the famous dice on the fuselage; and more. 9" wingspan; skill level 2.
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Gee Bee R-1 Super Sportster Display Model
A museum-quality model at a you can afford! This 1/12 scale replica of the Gee Bee R-1 - which, piloted by Jimmy Doolittle, won the Thompson Trophy at the 1932 Cleveland National Air Races and also set a landplane speed record of 296 mph - features fabric surfaces stretched over a ribbed structure; a detailed radial display engine; movable flight control surfaces; realistic wing braces; a detailed cockpit with a pilot's seat, instruments and a clear canopy; and more. 25" wingspan; only minor assembly required.
Into the Teeth of the Wind
Robert Taylor. 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 April 18, 1942. 29"x 23" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by five Doolittle Raiders.
Stan Stokes. Print captures a quiet yet anxious moment as the Doolittle Raiders prepare for their daring April 18, 1942 attack on Japan. This painting is dedicated to the memories of the airmen lost on that day and to the thousands of innocent Chinese citizens that were killed as a reprisal for their assistance in rescuing the downed crews. Limited edition 16"x 11" print is signed and numbered by the artist.
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Doolittle Raid Signed & Framed Photograph
This photograph of Doolittle Raid Bomber #1 - the B-25 piloted by Jimmy Doolittle himself - taking off on its historic mission is signed by Lt. Dick Cole, the man who was co-piloting this very plane with Doolittle! Measures 11"x 9" and arrives framed with a story card and certificate of authenticity.
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Doolittle Raiders Autographed Photo & Artifact
Own an authentic piece of World War II aviation history! This limited edition, 9"x 6" photograph of a Doolittle Raid B-25 Mitchell taking off on its historic mission is signed by Lt. Dick Cole - the man who co-piloted Doolittle's B-25 - and is accompanied by a piece of metal from an actual B-25 bomber. This incredible set is encased in a handsome 16"x 13" wood frame and includes a certificate of authenticity.
American Heroes' Avenging Strike
Robert Bailey. After dropping incendiaries on highly flammable targets, Gen. James Doolittle - leader of the famed Doolittle Raid on Tokyo - pulls up to 1,200 feet and releases his bombs. 33"x 24" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
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Stan Stokes. Doolittle's Tokyo raid in 1942 boosted morale in the U.S. and forced the Japanese to deploy more forces for home defense than they planned. The daring raid is commemorated in this 16"x 11" limited edition print.
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Doolittle Raiders Signed Photograph
This reprint of a World War II photograph, taken on the USS Hornet on April 10, 1942, captures the Raiders surrounding Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle in the left front of the group just eight days before their mission. 10"x 8" photo arrives signed by three surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders and includes a certificate of authenticity and full history.
The Royce Raid
Richard Taylor. On April 12, 1942, under the command of Gen. Ralph Royce and almost a week before the Doolittle raid, this B-25C and six others - along with three B-17s - of the 5th Air Force took off from Del Monte in the Philippines to hit the harbor and shipping targets at Cebu. 35"x 23" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by one of only two surviving Royce Raid veterans.
General James Doolittle B-25 Production Plant.
Into the Arms of the Dragon
William Phillips. At a small break in the clouds over Chuchow, China, crew members of B-25 Mitchell #5 - which is running out of fuel - bail out following the Doolittle Raid on Japan. 25"x 19" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by six Doolittle Raiders, including Lt. Bill Bower (pilot), Lt. Richard Cole (co-pilot), Lt. Robert Hite (co-pilot), Lt. T.C. Griffin (navigator), Sgt. Ed Horton (engineer/gunner) and Sgt. D.J. Thatcher (engineer/gunner).
A Gallant Doolittle Raider
David Lee Sample. Depicting bomber 40-2282 just as Japanese fighters attacked her, this Mitchell bomber was able to return fire and ultimately evade the enemy, allowing all crewmembers to bail out safely over China. 21"x 19" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Stan Stokes. Here is Jimmy Doolittle flying his Curtiss Racer in the 1925 Schneider Cup international competition. After winning the race, Jimmy set a world speed record at 246 mph. 16"x 11" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
The Racing Age
Stokes. The golden age of air racing comes alive in this depiction of the 1932 Thompson Trophy Race, won by Jimmy Doolittle in his Gee Bee racer. 16"x 11" signed and numbered limited edition print.
B-25 Mitchell Mug
This large, 12 oz. ceramic mug features a wraparound image of a Doolittle Raider B-25 Mitchell flying toward its Tokyo target. Dishwasher and microwave safe.
James H. Doolittle Bronze Sculpture
Peter Close. A magnificent work of art, this limited edition, 16" bronze bust of General "Jimmy" Doolittle - who masterminded the historic raid on Japan for which he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and who commanded the U.S. 8th Air Force in England - includes a deluxe black presentation box with gold embossing and a cushioned interior and a numbered certificate.
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Doolittle Raiders Clock
This quality timepiece featuring a Doolittle Raid B-25 includes a quartz movement for superior accuracy. 14" diameter aluminum frame; made in the USA; battery not included.
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Golden Age of Racing Ornament
Similar to the tie above, this 3" glass ornament features the art of Warren Green and a quote by Jimmy Doolittle on the reverse. Arrives gift boxed.
Ruptured Duck Nose Art Panel
Reproduction nose art from the B-25B 40-2261, flown by Doolittle Raider Lt. Ted W. Lawson. He and his crew crashed in the China Sea after their successful bombing of Tokyo. 40"x 18" panel comes ready to hang and features actual rivet holes, accurate markings, and slight weathering. It's so authentic, you'll think it's from the actual plane! .....#0007970 2
Jimmy Doolittle - DVD
An American Hero.
Through interviews with Doolittle and thrilling archival footage, this program examines the triumphs and incredible feats of courage that marked the life and flying career of James "Jimmy" Doolittle, a four-star Air Force general and one of America's greatest pilots.
You'll view Doolittle taming the Gee Bee racer, setting records in experimental aircraft, and leading the daring "Doolittle Raid" on Tokyo that earned him the Medal of Honor, then hear what it was like to fly airplanes in ways that had never been done before. Includes interviews with Robert Stack and James Stewart, who flew under Doolittle's command in the Eighth Air Force in World War II. Color and B&W, 1 hr. 5 min.
The Doolittle Raid
Glines. This comprehensive book on the raid incorporates the full story of the daring daylight raid of Doolittle’s B-25s on Tokyo in 1942, including the strategy, weaponry, and biographies of the men who took part in the raid. 256 pages, 6"x 9", hardcover.
The Doolittle Raid 1942
America's First Strike Back at Japan.
Chun. This book examines the planning, execution, and aftermath of Col. Jimmy Doolittle's innovative, daring and risky combined-services attack on Tokyo that, while certainly not large in scale, showed the Japanese navy and air forces that they were anything but invincible and that America's retreat of early 1942 was coming to an end. 96 pages, 65 B&W photographs, color maps and illustrations, 7"x 9", softcover.
Not as Briefed
From the Doolittle Raid to a German Stalag.
Greening. The author painted and wrote this one-of-a-kind record of his WWII experiences. He was a B-25 pilot in the famous Doolittle bombing raid over Tokyo in 1942. Later, Axis gunners shot down his plane over Italy. Evading capture for more than six months, he wound up a German POW. But Doolittle's B-17s safely brought out his logbook and art, making this new work possible. 280 pages with the author's own art. 10"x 9", softcover.
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Lawson. Here is a vivid eyewitness account of the unorthodox assignment that the 85 volunteer "Tokyo Raiders" executed in April 1942. "It is a manly young American's simple, straightforward record of events and impressions gathered on one of the most desperate and colorful adventures of modern times." - New York Herald Tribune. This enhanced reprint edition appears for the 60th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. 256 pages, 40 B&W photographs, 5"x 8", hardcover.
Master of the Calculated Risk
James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle. Glines. Doolittle was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for the first bombing strike against Japan in WWII, a holder of many early aircraft speed records, recipient of the first doctorate ever in aeronautical engineering, a leader in aircraft development, and was instrumental in creating the U.S. Air Force. He became known as a "master of the calculated risk," and this is his story. 112 pgs., approx. 100 B&W and color photos, 8"x 11", sfbd.
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Four Came Home
The Gripping Story of the Survivors of Jimmy Doolittle's Two Lost Crews
Glines. In April 1942, the Japanese took eight American airmen prisoner after they completed their mission over Tokyo. Here, the Doolittle Raider's official historian recounts the mission and the fates of those pilots and airmen in their captor's hands, while firsthand accounts of the historic mission and its aftermath will leave you in tears. 184 pages, 40+ photographs, 7 "x 10", softcover.
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"There I Was..." 25 Years
Stevens. With a forward by "Jimmy" Doolittle, this massive volume brings together Bob Stevens' complete, 300-cartoon collection that appeared in the pages of Air Force Magazine over the course of a quarter century. From World War II through Vietnam, it is an insightful, humorous look at "what life was, and is, like for those people who have the great fortune to make a living in and around airplanes." 598 pages, 9"x 12", hardcover.
I Could Never Be So Lucky Again
General James Doolittle. Stunt pilot, scientist and scholar, General Doolittle is one of America’s true heroes. Book follows him from his youth as a boxer, through his barnstorming and air racing, to his experiments with blind-flying and finally to his greatest achievements: leading the Tokyo raid and serving as head of the 8th Air Force supervising the strategic bombing campaign. 561 pgs., 6"x 9", hdbd.
Aviation History: 1909 to 1937
Contains very rare aviation film footage from 1909 to 1937, including the following: The original films of the Wright brothers' first flight, Louis Bleriot flying the English channel in 1909, the first parachute jump, Byrd's polar flight in 1926, Lindbergh's Atlantic crossing, the Graf Zeppelin, Doolittle's 1935 transcontinental flight, the China Clipper, and many, many more nostalgic pieces with full narration and music. A real treat!
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Hit & Run
Daring Air Attacks in World War II.
Jackson. From the North Sea Battle of World War II's early weeks through the Doolittle Tokyo Raid, the mission to shoot down Adm. Yamamoto, the Regensburg and Schweinfurt missions and the Luftwaffe's armada of more than 1000 aircraft that flew in support of the faltering Ardennes offensive in 1945, this book describes many of the most daring air attacks of WWII - some of which were outstanding successes and others of which were unmitigated disasters. 202 pages, 70 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
Daso. James Doolittle should be remembered as more than the combat pilot who led the Tokyo Raid. With a doctorate in aeronautics from MIT, Doolittle devoted his life to mastering the technical and practical intricacies of the grand invention of his time, the airplane. Here, you'll examine his innovations in civilian and military aviation and see how they contributed to the interwar developments in aerial technology. 128 pages, 15 B&W illustrations, 5"x 8", softcover.
Lt. Bill Farrow
Griffin. Focusing on Lt. Bill Farrow, a 24-year-old pilot who volunteered for the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, this is a gripping account of the American secret mission designed to put Japan on notice and boost American morale during the darkest days of World War II. You'll follow the events that led to Farrow's enlistment and assignment to the Doolittle mission, learn about his flight and capture after his plane ran out of gas, and read in horror as events unfold for him as a prisoner of the Japanese. 269 pages, 75 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
History of the Travel Air Type R Racing Planes
Phillips. Designed in secret in 1928, the five Travel Air Type R "Mystery Ships" performed spectacularly in air racing events, often showing up not only their civilian counterparts, but military aircraft as well. Book presents the history of each ship and their colorful pilots... Jimmy Doolittle, Frank Hawks and "Pancho" Barnes. 112 pages, 135 photographs and 3-view drawings, 8"x 11", softcover.
Picture History of Aviation on Long Island
Dade and Strand. Chronicles historic events through photos with well-researched captions. Commemorates history-making activities at Roosevelt Field including Lindbergh's departure for Paris in 1927, seaplane activities, endurance records, and Jimmy Doolittle testing instrument flight. 303 rare photographs. 160 pages, 9"x 12", softcover.
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Fly Low, Fly Fast
Inside the Reno Air Races
Gandt. Centered on the 1997 and 1998 Reno championships, this study of the high-risk world of Unlimited Air Racing traces the history of the colorful, often deadly sport. You'll follow the evolution of competition planes from the exotic contraptions of the 1930s to the current killing machines such as the Mustang and Bearcat. You'll also learn of legendary pilots such as Doolittle and Roscoe Turner, and of a new generation of hot young pilots for whom speed is life. 315 pages, 6"x 9", hardcover.
Wet Wings & Drop Tanks
MaThews. A unique, revealing chronicle of American transcontinental air racing from 1928 through 1970. Includes tables and comprehensive info from air derbies of the late 1920s, to the Bendix, and the modern Reno Harold's Club trophy races. Technical detail and human interest; Doolittle, Goebel, Howard, Ortman, etc. 250 photos, 256 pgs., 8"x 11", hdbd.
World's Premier Airport
Stoff & Camp. Very thorough history of this field that played such a key role in early aviation. Covers such notables as Curtiss, Lindbergh, Byrd, Doolittle, Turner, and many more. From pre-WWI into the 1950s, a fabulous collection of photographs documents the major events and the wonderful variety of aircraft that were there. 146 pgs., 300 B&W photos, 8"x 11", sfbd.
Images of Aviation
Larsen & Nigro. Follow the history of Selfridge Field, proving ground for so many young aviators who ultimately became general officers - including Jimmy Doolittle, Curtis LeMay, Carl Spaatz, and more than 100 others - that it became known as "Home of the Generals." Covers everything from crude biplanes to F-16 fighters, and includes some of the best images of 1920s and 1930s squadrons we've ever seen. 128 pages, 175 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", softcover.
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo - DVD
This exciting recreation of the "Doolittle Raid" - which includes film footage of the actual raid - won an Academy Award for special effects in 1944 and stars Spencer Tracy as Lt. Col. James Doolittle, who led the now legendary B-25 attack, and Van Johnson as Lt. Ted Lawson, pilot of the B-25 "Ruptured Duck." B&W, 2 hrs. 18 min.
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Destination Tokyo - DVD
In this 1943 film starring Cary Grant and John Garfield, a World War II American submarine - the USS Copperfin - must sneak into Tokyo Bay in order to place a spy team ashore so it can gather vital information for the upcoming Doolittle air raid on Tokyo. Bonus features include the wartime short Gem of the Ocean and a Cary Grant trailer gallery. B&W, 2 hrs. 15 min.
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Doolittle's Daring Raid DVD
It's 1942, America is still reeling from Pearl Harbor, and Japan is on the offensive. And while bombers have never before taken off from an aircraft carrier, the moment has come. Here, you'll follow famed pilot Jimmy Doolittle and his handpicked squadron as they train in modified B-25s for a one-way mission to bomb Tokyo, avenge Pearl Harbor, and show the world that the tide has turned. They know they will either make history or die trying. 50 minutes.
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Battle 360 - DVD
Experience a 360 degree view of the USS Enterprise - the "Big E" - in every major battle of the Pacific War!
Featuring amazing Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) that shows you the action from the air, sea and ocean depths; historic combat footage; and interviews with crew members, this 4-DVD collection examines the World War II exploits of the USS Enterprise (CV-6) - which, with 20 battle stars, was the war's most decorated ship - from the Doolittle Raid through Midway, Leyte and Iwo Jima. Color and B&W, 9 hrs. 40 min.
USS Hornet - DVD
A Visual History of CV-8 and CV-12. Filled with new digital transfers, this DVD features rare footage of America's two great fighting ships named Hornet: CV-8 and CV-12. You'll see the film The Life and Death of the U.S.S. Hornet, which documents the history of CV-8 from launching to final moments at Santa Cruz; extensive footage of the Doolittle Raid and the Battle of Midway; Navy Secretary Knox's speech at the launching of the new Essex-class Hornet (CV-12); even the recovery of Apollo 11 and 12. It's the proud legacy of the Hornet as never seen before. 3+ hours. V8034C
The Purple Heart - DVD
A fictionalized depiction of the trials and tribulations of a captured Doolittle Raider crew, this 1944 movie stars Dana Andrews as the leader of eight U.S. airmen whose B-25 Mitchell bomber is shot down during the famous raid of April, 1942. You'll see the hardships the men endured in captivity, follow their trial as they are charged as war criminals, and witness their ultimate bravery in the face of agonizing dilemmas. Color, 1 hr. 39 min.
Great Battles of WWII - DVD
Pacific Turning Point.
Through interviews with veterans and amazing combat footage, this program examines the events and battles of 1942-43 that turned the course in World War II's Pacific Theater. You'll see American carrier attacks, including the Doolittle Raid; the formulation of Japanese Admiral Yamamoto's elaborate plot to destroy the American carrier fleet once and for all; the resulting Battle of Midway; and more. Color and B&W, 2 hrs. 30 min.
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Bombers Over North Africa DVD
This program presents thrilling 1944 footage of the Allied bomber campaign in North Africa, including Gen. Eisenhower praising AAF contributions; B-25s of the 321st Bomb Group fueling; B-17s being armed and crews being briefed for a raid; Gen. Doolittle; British and American forces in Tunisia, from the planning of Operation Torch to the liberation of Tunis; and more. Includes bonus footage of B-26s, B-17s, B-24s and B-26s bombing Rouen, Schweinfurt, Ploesti, Bremen and Berlin in 1945. B&W, 1 hr. 58 min.
Aviator Heroes - DVD