What historical event does Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) commemorate?

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo depicts the first American air raid on Japan, staged in 1942 by Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle (played by Spencer Tracy).

The movie was based on the book of the same name by Ted Lawrence, a pilot on the raid (Van Johnson).

The air strike was important in lifting American morale early in World War II.

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