A view of four restored B-25 Mitchell bombers parked by the hangar. The bombers are at North Island to practice a re-enactment of the April 18, 1942, raid of B-25s, the "Doolittle Raiders," launched from the aircraft carrier USS HORNET (CV-8) in the first U.S. attack on Japan's homeland during World War II. The re-enactment will take place April 21, 1992, from the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61) near San Diego
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: Naval Air Station, North Island
Country: United States Of America (USA)
Scene Camera Operator: PHCM Terry Mitchell
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
Aircraft carriers are warships that act as airbases for carrier-based aircraft. In the United States Navy, these consist of ships commissioned with hull classification symbols CV (aircraft carrier), CVA (attack aircraft carrier), CVB (large aircraft carrier), CVL (light aircraft carrier), CVN (aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion) and CVAN (attack aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion). The first aircraft carrier commissioned into the United States Navy was USS Langley (CV-1) on 20 March 1922.