The surviving members of the famed Doolittle raid on Japan in World War II gathered for their final toast to their comrades:
WORLD WAR II’S SURVIVING DOOLITTLE RAIDERS MAKE FINAL TOAST
November 10, 2013
Known as the Doolittle Raiders, the 80 men who risked their lives on a World War II bombing mission on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor were toasted one last time by their surviving comrades and honored with a Veterans Day weekend of fanfare shared by thousands.
Three of the four surviving Raiders attended the toast Saturday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Their late commander, Lt. Gen. James "Jimmy" Doolittle, started the tradition but they decided this autumn's ceremony would be their last.
Charles M. Grist