Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Doolittle Raiders Visit Pensacola-- Part 1

From the April 21, 2013, Pensacola (Fla) News Journal."Doolittle Raiders: Surviving WWII aviators greet fans at Naval Aviation Museum" by R. Johnson.

Two of the remaining four Doolittle Raiders were at the museum: Richard Cole, 97 and David Thatcher, 91.

Elizabeth Pelon waited in line for half an hour just to shake their hands.  She recalled the April1942 news flash and thought, "Hey, maybe we can win this war.

Cole said that the highlight of the attack for him was when he had to bail out of the plane, "The best thing was when my parachute opened."  I guess so.

Mighty Special People.  --GreGen

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