On April 18, 1942, U.S. Army bombers under Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle attacked Tokyo and other key Japanese industrial cities to avenge Pearl Harbor. The pilots then flew to Free China where they were rescued by rural Chinese and missionaries. Japanese retaliation resulted in an estimated quarter-million deaths. This is only one of the missions from the sky that affected the war. Learn of the Burma Airlift to aid the Chinese, and of “Operation Chowdown” to save starving Dutch who were eating fried tulip bulbs and boiling their hair to make broth. Missions like these were possible because women pilots at home ferried and tested planes so male pilots could serve in combat. The great granddaughters of these women still wear shoes that were designed as a form of French resistance during Nazi occupation. Do you have a pair in your closet? Did these shoes appear at Queen Elizabeth’s wedding? And in the midst of strict rationing, how was her wedding cake created? Learn more secrets of World War II in Part III of this series.