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  1. fly boy

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    now there was this book i read saying that in the dolittle raid it was yorktown and enterprise and hornet and enterpisre
     
  2. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Holy crap. I am not a grammar nazi but you need to work on your spelling and grammar!
     
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    I have no idea if a question is being asked, or if a statement is being made. Nevertheless it was the USS Hornet that launched the Doolittle Raid while the USS Enterprise provided cover with its scouts and fighters.
     
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    So, the enterprise is a different ship than the enterpisre? I'm confused . . . . . .
     
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    .......and punctuation.
     
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    Now, my boy, what is the question ?

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    The answer is in my sig.

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    And nothing more to say, Evan. :thumbleft:
     
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    fly boy I think you are confusing The Doolittle Raid with the Battle of the Coral Sea or the Battle of Midway. Those carriers were almost all the US had at the time and went into battle together in early 1942, sometimes with one or the other.

    Like Plan said, Hornet and Enterprise were on the Doolittle Raid.
     
  12. Thorlifter

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    Hey TO, I thought that quote came from the Battle of Midway, not Coral Sea. Am I mistaken?
     
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    I still finding pretty awesome that they got B 25s off a carrier.
     
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    Thor, the quote is by Ray Spruance (Glen Ford) from the movie "Midway" when the first Jap Carrier sighting is reported. Don't know if it's an actual quote or just a "Hollywood" line, but it's one of my favorites. And since the image in my sig is Robert Taylor's "The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders", it seems to fit.

    TO
     
  15. Thorlifter

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    I agree it's a great line. I also like, "I want that 4th carrier". :)
     
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    Here's another good one.....

    Nagumo: "They sacrifice themselves like Samurai, these Americans".

    That's exactly what the TBD crews did.

    TO
     
  17. Thorlifter

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    One more............

    "You know, it really smells down here. When is the last time your people took a bath?"

    "I don't know. What day is it?"
     
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    yeah, that was a good line!
     
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    Just so the young aficiando don't get confused:

    Hornet flew off the B25s, while Enterprise provided fighter and scout protection. There were no B25s on the Enterprise.


    Claidemore
     
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    Good point Claidemore. Thanks for pointing that out.
     
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