April 2, 1942 — At 10 AM the USS Hornet passed beneath the Golden Gate Bridge carrying airmen—led by Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle—and sixteen B-25B Mitchell bombers, each equipped with four 500 pound bombs. The mission of the air crew was to bomb 4 cities on the mainland of Japan in retaliation for the unprovoked Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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