On April 18, 1942, in response to the Japanese attack the previous December on Pearl Harbor, 80 men in 16 B-25 bombers took off on a secret mission to bomb Japan. Led by James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, they became known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.
On Saturday, three of the four remaining Raiders met for what is likely to be the last time at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.
Attorney General Mike DeWine warns Ohioans to beware of veterans' charity scams and those who make false promises about helping veterans.
DeWine says his office has handled six cases this year involving veterans-related charities. They include an agreement with two individuals to stop illegal solicitations on behalf of a legitimate charity.
(from left) Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, Maj. Thomas C. Griffin (deceased), Staff Sgt. David J. Thatcher and Lt. Col. Edward J. Saylor at the 70th Anniversary Reunion of the Doolittle Raiders in 2012.
Four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, 80 men took off from an aircraft carrier on a top-secret mission to bomb Japan. They were led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, and soon after, they became known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. Saturday, November 9th, 2013 will mark the last time survivors of the raid will gather together to honor their fallen comrades.
Seventy years ago, World War 2 was in full cry. American was in combat across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In Europe, during 1943, the US Army Air Force was engaged against Hitler's Germany. The fall was a crucial time for battle, and October was a cruel month.
Defeating an enemy only with air power was experimental back then. The American plan was this: equip large bomber with heavy machine guns, fly them in a tight formation with hundreds of identical planes and no long range fighters as escorts. Could it work?
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is reopening two galleries on a limited basis due to popular demand.
The Dayton-area museum says the Presidential Gallery and the Research and Development Gallery will be open Thursday through Sunday beginning this Thursday. They closed May 1 because of federal budget reductions.