What Happened on April 2, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

USS Hornet with Jimmy Doolittles B-25 departs from San Francisco

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle

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