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Best-Selling Author to Speak at Patriots Point for the 80th Anniversary of the Doolittle RaidMayci Rechner Apr 04, 2022
Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the historic Doolittle Raid of World War II by hosting a free presentation by best-selling author James Scott. On Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m., Scott will provide fresh insight on this historic event as told in his book “Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor.” This book was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History and details one of America’s most daring military operations.
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After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in World War II, American forces launched a counterstrike against Japan. Then LtCol James Doolittle lead sixteen B-25s on a destructive raid on Tokyo. The bombers took off from the USS Hornet aircraft carrier and fuel constraints made this a one-way mission. Fifteen planes crashed in occupied China and one in the Soviet Union. Of the 80 Doolittle Raiders, thirteen were captured and three were executed. Doolittle received the Medal of Honor for his leadership and bravery in this operation. Scott’s book “Target Tokyo” reexamines the Doolittle Raid using never-before-published records and new interviews with survivors.
“I am excited to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the legendary Doolittle Raid at Patriots Point,” said Author James Scott. “It is a wonderful organization dedicated to telling the stories of our nation’s heroes.”
During the event aboard the USS Yorktown, guests can enjoy a Q&A with Scott, a book signing opportunity, drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. The event is free to attend but does require an RSVP.
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