Doolittle Tokyo Raiders http://wyso.org en Doolittle Raiders Offer Final Toast To 71-Year-Old Mission http://wyso.org/post/doolittle-raiders-offer-final-toast-71-year-old-mission 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.<p>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.<p>Waving to the crowd were former Lt. Col. Richard Cole, 98, of Texas, former Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, 93, of Washington state and 92-year-old former Staff Sgt. David Thatcher of Montana. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:11:59 +0000 Jerry Kenney 41884 at http://wyso.org Doolittle Raiders Offer Final Toast To 71-Year-Old Mission Doolittle Raiders To Raise Final Toast http://wyso.org/post/doolittle-raiders-raise-final-toast <p>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. &nbsp;Saturday, November 9th, 2013 will mark the last time survivors of the raid will gather together to honor their fallen comrades.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:16:30 +0000 Jerry Kenney 41780 at http://wyso.org Doolittle Raiders To Raise Final Toast B-25 Bombers to Fly Over Ohio for Doolittle Event http://wyso.org/post/b-25-bombers-fly-over-ohio-doolittle-event <p>One of the five Doolittle Raiders expected to attend this week&rsquo;s 70<sup>th</sup> anniversary gathering at Wright-Patt Air Force Base will not be able to attend.</p><p>Wright-Patt&rsquo;s web-site says Lt. Col. Robert L. Hite, co-pilot of Bomber 16, will not attend due to health reasons. The World War II vintage bomber planes began landing at Wright-Patt this morning.&nbsp; Tomorrow 21 Bombers are expected to take part in a fly over as part of the 70<sup>th</sup> anniversary commemoration of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:27:30 +0000 Associated Press 14704 at http://wyso.org B-25 Bombers to Fly Over Ohio for Doolittle Event Reunion of Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Next April in Dayton http://wyso.org/post/reunion-doolittle-tokyo-raiders-next-april-dayton <p><span class="article-content" style="border: 0px solid rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 21px; font-size: 1.2em;"><span style="border: 0px solid rgb(0, 0, 0);">DAYTON, OH - A reunion of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders who made a daring U.S. air strike on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor will be held next April in Dayton. Officials at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force say as many as five members of the group of 80 flyers are expected to attend.</span></span></p> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 19:16:16 +0000 Associated Press 2320 at http://wyso.org