Historical Coop Doolittle Raid
TIME (GMT): 19:00
GAME: Arma 3
AUTHOR(S): Aris for Brothers in Arms
SLOTS: 71 / 78
MEDICAL LEVEL: Advanced
MEDICS SETTINGS: Advanced
PREVENT INSTANT DEATH: No
DAMAGE RESISTANCE: 5
RESPAWN WAY: Cycle Respawn
ENEMY DIFFICULTY: Hard
The Doolittle Raid, also known as the Tokyo Raid, was an air raid on 18 April 1942 by the United States on the Japanese capital Tokyo and other places on Honshu during World War II. It was the first air operation to strike the Japanese archipelago. It demonstrated that the Japanese mainland was vulnerable to American air attack, served as retaliation for the attack on Pearl Harbor, and provided an important boost to American morale. The raid was planned, led by, and named after Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle, later a Lieutenant General in the U.S. Army Air Forces and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He was later promoted to the 4-star rank of General in the United States Air Force Reserve in 1985, after he was in a Retired status.
Sixteen B-25B Mitchell medium bombers were launched without fighter escort from the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet deep in the Western Pacific Ocean, each with a crew of five men. The plan called for them to bomb military targets in Japan and to continue westward to land in China. The bombing raid killed about 50 people, including civilians, and injured 400. Fifteen aircraft reached China but all crashed, while the 16th landed at Vladivostok in the Soviet Union. Of the 80 crew members, 77 survived the mission. Eight airmen were captured by Imperial Japanese Army troops in Eastern China; three were later executed. The B-25 that landed in the Soviet Union was confiscated and its crew interned for more than a year before being allowed to escape via Anglo-Soviet-occupied Iran with the help of the NKVD. Fourteen complete crews of five returned to the United States or to American forces, except for one crewman who was killed in action.
The raid caused negligible material damage to Japan, but it had major psychological effects. In the United States, it raised morale. In Japan, it raised doubt about the ability of military leaders to defend the home islands, but the bombing and strafing of civilians also steeled Japanese resolve to gain retribution, and this was exploited for propaganda purposes
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US 34th Bombardment Squadron 'Thunderbirds'
Commander LtCol James DoolittleMichael
US 37th Bombardment Squadron 'Tigers'
Captain Squadron CommanderLoading
US 89th Bombardment Squadron 'Dragons'
Captain Squadron CommanderPearse
Pilot I. Jones
US 95th Bombardment Squadron 'Mules'
Captain Squadron Commander A l e x
Japanese Imperial Army Air Force
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