4 April 1942

4 April 1942: A U.S. Navy airship delivers parts from the West Coast for Doolittle's B-25 bombers to USS Hornet (CV-8) somewhere in the Pacific. (U.S. Navy)
4 April 1942: U.S. Navy non-rigid airship L-8 delivers spare parts for Doolittle’s B-25 bombers to USS Hornet (CV-8), Somewhere in the Pacific. L-8 was the former Goodyear commercial blimp, Ranger. The pilot was Lieutenant Ernest DeWitt Cody, U.S.N. (U.S. Navy)
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About Bryan Swopes

Bryan R. Swopes grew up in Southern California in the 1950s–60s, near the center of America's aerospace industry. He has had a life-long interest in aviation and space flight. Bryan is a retired commercial helicopter pilot and flight instructor.