April 17, 2013 5:00 PM

Editorial | Raid on Tokyo Cheered U.S. Forces in WWII

The mission was top secret, and during their training in Florida and South Carolina, the Army Air Corps pilots were ordered not even to discuss among themselves their guesses about the mission. Their leader, James H. Doolittle, again told them they could drop out “for whatever reason and nothing would ever be said about it.” No one left.

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