PBJ-1H Mitchell strafer bomber on the flight deck of USS Shangri-La off Chesapeake Bay during trails to judge the suitability of the Mitchell as a carrier aircraft, 15 Nov 1944.

Caption     PBJ-1H Mitchell strafer bomber on the flight deck of USS Shangri-La off Chesapeake Bay during trails to judge the suitability of the Mitchell as a carrier aircraft, 15 Nov 1944. ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation
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Photos on Same Day 15 Nov 1944
Photos at Same Place Atlantic Ocean
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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
5 Jul 2015 01:09:02 PM

This event, besides the unusual appearance of a medium bomber on an aircraft carrier, has some interesting symbolism in the sense of the Doolittle Raid story coming full circle. This aircraft (BuNo 35277) was the first ever Mitchell bomber to land on an aircraft carrier and when it took off, it became the first Mitchell to take off from an aircraft carrier since the Doolittle Raid of 18 Apr 1942. Further, following the Doolittle Raid President Roosevelt was asked where the bombers had come from and he responded, “They came from our new secret base at Shangri-La.” This presidential remark led directly to the name “Shangri-La” being used as the name for an aircraft carrier, which then turned out to be the carrier used for the Mitchell bomber trials. All of this symbolism was well noted at the time too.

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