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LT. COLONEL CHASE J. NIELSEN - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 276118

CHASE J. NIELSEN (DOOLITTLE RAIDER) Signature: "Chase J Nielsen/Navigator Crew #6/'Doolittle Tokyo Raid", 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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CHASE J. NIELSEN (DOOLITTLE RAIDER)
Signature: "Chase J Nielsen/Navigator Crew #6/'Doolittle Tokyo Raid", 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. Crew #6 had the highest casualty rate of any plane on the mission. Two crewmen drowned when the plane, out of fuel, ditched in the ocean. The survivors were captured by the Japanese, and only Nielsen (1917-2007), who was tortured and subjected to mock execution, survived the war. He remained in the Air Force after the war, retiring in 1961 as a Lieutenant Colonel, and then had a successful second career as an industrial engineer. Fine condition.

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