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EDWIN W. HORTON JR. - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 276114

EDWIN W. HORTON (DOOLITTLE RAIDER) Signature: "Ed Horton/Eng/Gunner/Crew #10/Doolittle Tokyo Raid/18Apr 42", 5x3 card. Led by James "Jimmy" Doolittle, 80 men on 16 B-25 bombers took off from the carrier USS Hornet on April 18, 1942.

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EDWIN W. HORTON (DOOLITTLE RAIDER)
Signature: "Ed Horton/Eng/Gunner/Crew #10/Doolittle Tokyo Raid/18Apr 42", 5x3 card. Led by James "Jimmy" Doolittle, 80 men on 16 B-25 bombers took off from the carrier USS Hornet on April 18, 1942. The raid, which marked the first time fully loaded bombers took off from an aircraft carrier, was in retaliation for Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. "Doolittle's Raiders" hit targets in Tokyo, Yokohama and other cities and scored a huge victory for U.S. morale at a time when Japan's position in the Pacific seemed impregnable. Plane #10 made a successful attack on the Japan Special Steel Company. The only plane to suffer major damage over Japan, it nevertheless reached the China mainland, where the crew bailed out and reached safety. Staff Sergeant Horton (b. 1916) continued to serve in the China-Burma-India Theater until mid-1943. He retired from the Air Force in 1960. Fine condition.

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