By Nathan N. Prefer In the months that led up to Doolittle's raiders assembling to strike back at Tokyo, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was deeply concerned. Ever since December 7, 1941, the day of the Japanese Pearl Harbor attack, the United States had suffered one defeat after another. In addition to the near destruction of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, American outposts at Wake Island and Guam had fallen to the enemy, the gallant American-Filipino defense of the Philippines wa


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