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USS Hornet CV-8 - Yorktown class Aircraft Carrier (USA)

USS Hornet circa Hornet was the carrier that launched Ltcol Jimmy Doolittle's famous bomber raid on Tokyo in She was later sunk due to enemy action in the battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

Approaching the Gate to Destiny By William S. Phillips - Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle's April 18, 1942 raid on Japan began with the loading of sixteen B-25s aboard a Navy aircraft carrier, the USS "Hornet," for the first time. Seen here is Task Force 16.2, sailing from San Francisco Bay on the beautiful sunlit morning of April 2, 1942.

USS Hornet, deck full of headed for the Seconds Over Tokyo" raid on 18 April

ALAMEDA, CA  - Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Museum

ALAMEDA, CA - Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Museum

7 Reasons to Tour California's USS Hornet!   The USS Hornet is a landmark aircraft carrier just east of San Francisco. The tour was a perfect combination of education, history, and fun.

7 Reasons to Tour California's USS Hornet! The USS Hornet is a landmark aircraft carrier just east of San Francisco. The tour was a perfect combination of education, history, and fun.

USS Hornet CVA-12 Badge.gif

USS Hornet CVA-12 Badge.gif

USS Hornet (CV-12) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

USS Hornet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

World War II: USS Hornet (CV-8): USS Hornet during the 1942 Doolittle Raid

World War II USS Hornet (CV-8)

World War II: USS Hornet USS Hornet during the 1942 Doolittle Raid. Relative Vice Admiral Levering Smith was aboard this.

SBD "Dauntless" dive bombers from USS Hornet approaching the burning Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma to make the third set of attacks on her, during the early afternoon of 6 June

uss-hornet-cv-8.jpg - hotograph Courtesy of the US Naval History & Heritage Command

World War II USS Hornet (CV-8)

USS Hornet was an American aircraft carrier during World War II. USS Hornet gained famed for its role in the April 1942 Doolittle Raid. Taking part in the Battle of Santa Cruz that October, USS Hornet was lost in action.

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