The group officially transferred effective 9 February to Columbia, where its combat crews were offered the opportunity to volunteer for an "extremely hazardous" but unspecified mission. He was assigned as a co-pilot flying B Bolo medium bombers and checked out in the Douglas B Dragon.
The nose art of the crashed bomber, "The Ruptured Duck", was later salvaged by the Japanese and put on display in Tokyo.
I followed the flight on google maps, and seeing it on modern technology makes the feat all the more remarkable.
It tells about the time the the USS. After the war, Lawson owned and operated a machine shop in Southern California, and also worked for Reynolds Metals as a liaison between the company and the military. He served as Liaison Officer, U. It was originally named only for Walter R. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo not the edition listed here by Capt.
His best man at the ceremony was squadron-mate Lt. This is basically a diary by a very young man and what he learned and became during one year of his life. He was retired from the U. His relationship with the plane is a big chunk of the first part of this story.
Lawson and his co-pilot were both thrown through the windscreen of the B, with Lawson suffering a compound fracture of the left leg, a lacerated left bicep, and severe facial injuries in the process.
After the plane he piloted crashed it tells of the brave Chinese citizens who risked their lives by aiding them in escaping the Japanese army. This book is about how Ted live and where he went before the raid.
It puts my sitting here in front of a computer in perspective. In this case the famous Hornet and how the Navy men were very careful with their charges.
It reminded me that our current social and economic issues with China are with the government and not the people. I plan on reading more about the raid. Basically, this was a swell book.
On 17 February the group was detached from the Eighth Air Force. Army Air Forces for physical disability on February 2, It was his trustworthy friend.
Thatcher received serious injuries.
There are many others, some better, but this has the best overview. The book starts with these two sentences: The author hints at the great love he had for the woman who became his wife. Inspired, he had B gunner Cpl. Gray, who would be a fellow pilot on the Doolittle Raid.Major Ted William Lawson (March 7, – January 19, ) was an American officer in the United States Army Air Forces, who is known as the author of Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, a memoir of his participation in the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in The book was subsequently adapted into a film of the same name starring Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson and Robert Mitchum.
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