Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Doolittle Raiders 2012 Reunion

From the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in 2012.

At the time, there were five remaining Raiders and all five were well enough to attend the 70th anniversary of the Raid in April 2012. They are:

LT. COL. ROBERT E. COLE, co-pilot of No. 1 (Doolittle's plane)
MAJOR THOMAS C. GRIFFIN, Navigator of No. 9
LT.COL. ROBERT L. HITE, Co-pilot of No. 16
LT. COL. EDWARD J. SAYLOR, engineer and gunner on No. 15
MASTER SGT. DAVID J. THATCHER, Engineer/gunner on No. 7.

Plans for the Reunion:

TUESDAY, APRIL 17-- 7:30, Arrival of B-25s. Open for inspection 10 to 6 PM.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18TH-- "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" film shown. 1 PM-- B-25 Flyover. 1:30 to 3 PM Memorial Service.
THURSDAY, APRIL 19TH-- 2-4 PM autograph session.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH-- 10- 11:15 AM Education Program. 2-4 PM Autograph Session.


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