Lieut. General Dwight David Eisenhower, the Allied commander in French North Africa, was interrupted by a message at a press conference. General Eisenhower glanced at the message, then exclaimed: "It's from Jimmy Doolittle."
The message said that Brigadier General James Harold Doolittle, commander of the U.S. air forces in the invasion, had arrived at his station. It also said that he had arrived in a fashion he approved. He had just had a fight.
At 4,000 feet above the Mediterranean, four German fighters had attacked General Doolittle's Flying Fortress. Unwilling to risk...