This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Jimmie Doolittle & The Doolittle Raid. The presentations together number 30 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
General James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle, was a pioneering pilot, aeronautical engineer, combat leader and military strategist whose career stretched from World War I to the height of the Cold War.
He is most famous for leading a daring bombing raid over Tokyo in 1942, the first American attack on the Japanese mainland. Doolittle’s 16 planes dropped their bombs and then, lacking fuel to return to their carrier, flew on to crash-land in China and the Soviet Union.
Power point #1 is entitled, The United States & WW II - Military Leaders - Jimmie Doolittle and contains 15 slides and covers the following:
World War I
World War II
In the weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt issued a directive that efforts be made to directly attack Japan as soon as possible. In addition to achieving a degree of retribution, Roosevelt sought to show the Japanese people that they were not invulnerable to attack as well as to boost flagging American morale.
While ideas for meeting the president's request were being sought, Captain Francis Low, conceived a possible solution for striking the Japanese home islands. While at Norfolk, Low noticed several US Army medium bombers taking off from a runway which featured the outline of an aircraft carrier deck. Investigating further, he found that it would be possible for these types of aircraft to take off from a carrier at sea.
Presenting this concept to the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Ernest King, the idea was approved and planning commenced under the command of famed aviator Lieutenant Colonel James "Jimmy" Doolittle.
Power point #2 is entitled, World War II - Pacific Theater - Doolittle Raid and contains 15 slides and covers the following:
Ideas for the Raid
Soviet Cooperation Denied
American Force Spotted
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....World War II.