Doolittle Raiders Honored

Doolittle Raiders Honored

The Air Force hosted the famed Doolittle Tokyo Raiders’ final toast to their fallen comrades during an invitation-only ceremony Nov. 9 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The ceremony was attended by three of the four living Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

For more information, including instructional materials, read the Air Force’s biography of General James Harold Dolittle, view the video Voices of History: The Doolittle Raiders on You Tube, and visit the National Museum of the Air Force website.

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