Thirty seconds that made a difference

October 1993
U.S. News & World Report;10/11/93, Vol. 115 Issue 14, p20
Offers an epitaph to Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle, an air-racing champion and one of American aviation's best-known figures. Describes his bombing of Tokyo in World War II and how his actions contributed to the turning point of the Pacific war for the United States.


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