Diary April 21, 1943

Launch of B-25 from carrier Hornet

Launch of one of the B-25 Mitchell bombers on the morning of April 18, 1942, from the carrier ‘Hornet’ to attack Tokyo, the so-called ‘Doolittle Raid’.

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, April 21, 1943:

Home Fronts

USA: Roosevelt condemns beheading of US airmen captured by Japanese during ‘Doolittle Raid’.

Air War

Britain: Night raid on Aberdeen; direct hit on air raid shelter causes heavy casualties.
Germany: 304 RAF bombers attacking Stettin and dropping 782t of bombs.

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