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March 14, 2022, Fred Johnson – Doolittle and the USS Hornet
March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The early days of WWII in the Pacific brought bad news every day. America needed a win and quickly. In walks, James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle (1896-1993) was a pioneering pilot, aeronautical engineer, combat leader, and military strategist whose career stretched from World War I to the height of the Cold War. He is most famous for leading a daring bombing raid over Tokyo in 1942, the first American attack on the Japanese mainland. Doolittle’s 16 planes dropped their bombs and then, lacking fuel to return to their carrier, flew on to crash-land in China and the Soviet Union.
Fred Johnson, History Professor Hope College
The Lecture Series will begin at 6 PM at the museum located at 1346 Bluff Street, Muskegon, Michigan. If you are unable to attend in person, please contact Teresa Folkmier at [email protected] for the Zoom link. The cost for attendance is $7.50 and of course, members are always free.