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April 18, 2012 marked the 70th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid...the "30 Seconds Over Tokyo" raid led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle when 16 North American B-25 Mitchell medium bombers were launched from the carrier USS Hornet to attack targets in Japan.

 

In a tribute to the five surviving Doolittle Raiders...and to the memory of the other 75...20 B-25's gathered at the National Museum of the Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH. The planes flew a massed Memorial Flight over the Museum to commemorate the anniversary of the raid.

 

Activities during the week-long event included meet-and-greets with the Raiders and displays with the aircraft...some of which even sold rides at Grimes Field in nearby Urbana, OH.

 

From the Lone Star Flight Museum, this B-25 is named "Doolittle Raiders/Special Delivery" and carries the insignia of the Raiders as its nose art.

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Taken on April 20, 2012