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World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American


James H. Doolittle Collection

James H. Doolittle was born in Alameda, California in 1896, and during World War II he gained distinction for leading the first carrier-based bomber attack on mainland Japan in 1942. For this work, he was awarded the Medal of Honor, which was presented to him personally by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This digital collection is from the Eugene McDermott Library at the University of Texas at...
NOVA: Bombing Hitler’s Dams

NOVA is well-known for its engaging documentaries and the team delivers once more with “Bombing Hitler’s Dams.” Located within the Military + Espionage section of the NOVA site, this episode follows experts as they recreate the 1943 efforts of the “dam buster” pilots and their one-of-a-kind bouncing bomb. A revolutionary secret weapon, the bomb was used to destroy two German dams, effectively...