Doolittle Raiders commemorate 64th anniversary

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Living history came to Dayton, Ohio, this week as the Doolittle Raiders commemorated the 64th anniversary of their “30 seconds over Tokyo.”

Air Force Link has gathered the images and stories of the Raiders, from their days of training for that historic mission of April 18, 1942, along with today’s remembrances. The Web Exclusive page on the Doolittle Tokyo Raid also features documentaries, computer wallpaper, multimedia presentations and an art gallery.

Learn about the “firebrand” known as Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, and how he gathered 80 volunteers for a secret mission. Discover the story behind their training at a secluded airstrip in Florida. See photos of the B-25 Mitchells ready to launch from the deck of the USS Hornet. And read about what some of the surviving 16 Raiders think of their role in history. It’s all on Air Force Link.