Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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Four of the last five survivors of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid gathered for a seventieth anniversary reunion this week. The celebration began at the National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, with a fly-in of 22 vintage B-25 bombers. On April 18th, 1942, eighty men took off from the USS Hornet aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. Led by Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, they came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, Co-Pilot of Aircraft No. 1, and Staff Sgt. David J. Thatcher, Engineer-Gunner of Aircraft No. 7, were two of the Doolittle Raiders happy to be celebrating another anniversary.
Doolittle Tokyo Raid information from National Museum of US Air Force
Dayton Daily News: Cognac toast salutes raiders who have died
Doolittle Raiders website
Great Falls Tribune: Two Montanans among five remaining Doolittle Raiders
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