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Jimmy Doolittle and His Raiders (re-broadcast)

Jimmy Doolittle and His Raider
April 18, 1942, Jimmy Doolittle and his raiders flew medium size bombers off aircraft carriers in the Pacific, to bomb Japan in retaliation for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Dallas, Texas, boy Jody Lander was drafted into the Army in 1943. Jody volunteered to become a paratrooper because he thought it would be exciting. It was. Lander discusses his jump behind enemy lines into Normandy, France on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Lander describes his parachute jump into Holland for Operation Market Garden and what happened after landing. Lander also fought at the Battle of the Bulge.


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