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This is another Doolittle question.

Did the plane carrying the homing beacons really crash on the way to China, and did Doolittle know about it before the mission?

I ask because in the movie he goes on the radio after the mission and states that they are on their own.

I'm just curious.
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This is another Doolittle question.

Did the plane carrying the homing beacons really crash on the way to China, and did Doolittle know about it before the mission?

I ask because in the movie he goes on the radio after the mission and states that they are on their own.

I'm just curious.
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Yes the plane crashed or "disappeared" and the crew was lost.  Doolittle did not know this until after he returned from the raid and I assume it was placed in the movie that way to convey the facts without going into detail.  There was NO radio communication between aircraft once the B-25's left the carrier.  The only "Radio" communication on the airplanes was through the inter-ship intercom.  The tubes [transistors invented in the 1950s] were removed from the radios and stowed on-board the aircraft for use after the airplanes were turned over to the Chinese.  This was to prevent early detection by the Japanese.  The movie clearly ignored this fact by showing Doolittle talking to his fellow pilots in flight and also when the girl was "listening in" while in Hawaii.
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Thanks for the info, Doolittle Raider!

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??? As far as the pilots prortyaed in the movie, did any of them participate in the defense of Pearl Harbor & the Doolittle Raid???? I  say no... My wife is a teachers aide & her history class is currently witching the movie "Pearl Harbor" I told her it was for the love story & the continuity of the movie.....

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Hollywood is not historical, it is hysterical!

The movie is just swiss cheese in terms of accuracy.

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Yeah, I know.... I'm just trying to prove this to my wife & her boss.... I told her if they wanted to show the students a more acurate portrayal of the attack to check out Tora Tora Tora!!!! IMHO it's a much better movie, & whole lot more accurate....

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As I and others have noted before, The movie Pearl Harbor is a love story, and not to be confused with history except in the very broadest sense.
BUT . . .   If it gets more people interested in learning the truth and helping to preserve that truth, then it is worth the effort.
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Not to rag on your wife too hard, but if she and her boss think Hollywood does *anything* remotely accurately then their students have problems.

The movie is correct in that there was an attack on Pearl Harbor. The truth stops there. Many of the errors are "quibbles" that only those of us who really care about Pearl Harbor get perturbed about. But it frankly makes me mad that Bruckheimer gets to profit from a slipshod rendition of an action where Americans died in horrible ways.

You might have her check out "Pearl Harbor- Beyond the Movie." by the National Geographic; it compares the movie to the real event.

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"Yeah, I know.... I'm just trying to prove this to my wife & her boss.... I told her if they wanted to show the students a more acurate portrayal of the attack to check out Tora Tora Tora!!!! IMHO it's a much better movie, & whole lot more accurate...."

You said it, my man!
Richard Fleischer's 1970 epic Pearl Harbor drama "Tora! Tora! Tora!" is where it's at!
Your wife would be wise to seek out a copy of the film and, better yet, have a Pearl Harbor survivor come and provide commentary after the students have seen it.  Not all the surviviors are dead yet, for pete's sake.  One survivor I know up here in Minnesota, Richard Thill, a USS Ward vet, is quite dilligent about talking with school students.
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