Japanese Katana Sword Note: This item is currently in storage. This sword belonged to Horace "Sally" Crouch, a navigator/bombardier on crew No. 10 of the Doolittle Raid. The sword was produced in the 1700s by Hoki No Kami Shonidai Nobutaka, as noted on the 1805 list of Wazamono (good sword smiths) of the Shinto Period. It has pre-Kangi calligraphy chiseled into the tang, a standard Japanese army grip and a Tsuba ancestral piece that is designed like two swallows flying in a circle. Donated by Mr. Jay Wisler. Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index. Find Out More Related Fact Sheets Doolittle Raid Note: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the National Museum of the USAF, the U.S. Air Force, or the Department of Defense, of the external website, or the information, products or services contained therein.