Wednesday, April 18, 2007
A Salute to Doolittle's Raiders [W. Thomas Smith Jr.]
A salute to the 14 living airmen — and the 66 who have passed on — who took the fight to the enemy, 65 years ago today, in one of the most daring raids in military history.
The AP reports:
A band of aging survivors of the Doolittle Raiders will gather in San Antonio this week to celebrate the 65th anniversary of their famed World War II bombing raid on Japan. Seven [of the 14] survivors of the April 18, 1942, raid are expected to attend the five-day reunion, which starts Tuesday.
More here about Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle (later, General Doolittle and a Medal of Honor recipient), his crews (all of whom received the Distinguished Flying Cross; two crewmen also received the Silver Star), and their B-25 Mitchell bombers.
Editor’s note: Please see this note.
04/18 10:28 AMShare