• "Appreciate the sweep of events and the timescale involved"

    "To appreciate the sweep of events and the timescale involved, the reader is recommended to view the history of the battle as laid out over at Historyanimated"
    US Naval Institute
  • "Bird's Eye View"

    "The site provides a bird's eye view of Japanese and American military units as they hopscotch around the great chessboard of the Pacific."
    WWII Magazine
  • "Read Several Books and never get the same comprehension"

    "You could read several books and never get the same comprehension of the overall battles as with these animations."
    Armchair General Magazine
  • "One of my favorite US History resources"

    "One of my favorite US History resources.....my students absolutely loved the animations complete with their sound effects and marching visuals."
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The Doolittle Raid

The Doolittle Raid, April 18, 1942

Following Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the US military devises a bold plan to strike back at the Japanese. They will launch sixteen B25 bombers from a carrier to strike Tokyo. The bombers are not designed to land on carriers so the mission is designed as a one way trip with the pilots landing in China. The success of the raid on Tokyo 1) provided a morale boost in the United States, 2) provided proof of Japan’'s vulnerability to the Japanese public, and 3) forced Japan to maintain a strong homeland air defense. See the Flash animation for more.

The Doolittle Raid

Recommended books on the Doolittle Raid-Click on any of them for details

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