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Old 17 April 2017, 01:05
WGH0922 WGH0922 is offline
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Last Surviving Doolittle Raider to Attend Ceremony

Quite a story that Mr. Cole has, he was LtCol Doolittle's co-pilot and bailed out over China after their bombing run on Tokyo. He'll be attending the ceremony commemorating the raids on Tuesday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Brass balls!

https://www.stripes.com/news/veteran...7#.WPRKW6K1vIX
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Old 17 April 2017, 07:38
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Quite a story that Mr. Cole has, he was LtCol Doolittle's co-pilot and bailed out over China after their bombing run on Tokyo. He'll be attending the ceremony commemorating the raids on Tuesday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Brass balls!

https://www.stripes.com/news/veteran...7#.WPRKW6K1vIX
Wow.

Final surviving member is the raid leader's co-pilot.

Seeing the real video of those Army B25s launching off an aircraft carrier near the Japanese home islands at a time they ruled the Pacific Ocean is hair raising stuff.

The definition of daring.
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Old 17 April 2017, 09:28
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In the unlikely event anyone is in the Charleston area this weekend, there is a free Doolittle Raiders Symposium this Friday night on USS Yorktown--

https://www.patriotspoint.org/news-a...aid-symposium/

James Scott, author of 'Target Tokyo' will be the guest speaker and the son of raider Horace Crouch will have some artifacts on display and share memories of his late father. Doubtful anyone visiting would want to give up 90 minutes of their Friday night- but these are usually well done.
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