posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 08:34 AM
Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II
edition of copyright 1989
Publisher Jane's Publishing Company
Both the Yorktown and the Hornet were members of the Essex Class which contained 24 ships.
Kearsarge is the original launch name of the Hornet until the name was changed.
Now going to a second book:
The Hamlyn Concise Guide to American Aircraft of World War II by David Mondey
from the version published in 1996
copyright Aerospace Publishing Ltd.
copyright color profiles and line diagrams - Pilot Press Ltd.
First, hubby says the picture shows radio aerials on the B-25 As and Cs (There is no picture of the Bs) The pictures of the B25Js do not have
Next from page 192:
Some 120 B-25Bs were manufactured, this model having ... B25Bs were among the US reinforcement sent to Australia in 1942, serving the 3rd
Bombardment Group's 13th and 19th Squadrons, and were also used for the Tokyo raid, led by Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle, on 18 April 1942.
For this attack 16 modified aircraft, with an autopilot, fuel tankage increased ... took off from the carrier USS Hornet for an 800-mile (1,287-km)
flight to their targets at Tokyo, Kobe, Yokohama and Nagoya, flying on to China where they were force-landed.
edit on 14/2/2012 by Trexter
Ziam because: L not T (typo)
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