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Posted: 4/16/2006 6:36:55 PM EST
Tuesday is the 64th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo. check out these two links, especially the second one. What a neat way to commemorate you comrades.

www.doolittletokyoraiders.com/index.html

www.doolittleraider.com/the_goblets.htm

www.doolittleraider.com

Only 16 of these brave men left.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 6:50:21 PM EST
Thanks.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 6:54:51 PM EST
I time travel were possible. I would love to go on that raid.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 6:57:44 PM EST
Watching "War Stories" on Fox News right now that is about the Doolittle Raid.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 7:00:21 PM EST
For those who haven't read it, Doolittle's Autobiography is good read.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 3:35:01 AM EST
As is Ted Lawson's book 30 Seconds Over Tokyo.

www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0PBZ/is_2_84/ai_116732443

Read the book then see if you can find a copy of the movie. The black and white original is preferred to Turners bastardized color version.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 3:47:30 AM EST
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Thanks
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 3:52:45 AM EST

Those goblets are incredible. What a great way to commemorate those heroes.

I read about the Dolittle raid in James Bradley's book Flyboys. Dolittle was an amazing man.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 3:56:29 AM EST
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Link Posted: 4/17/2006 6:40:22 AM EST
GO ARMY!!!
The US Army inflicted the first, and last strikes against the Japanese homeland.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 12:08:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
GO ARMY!!!
The US Army inflicted the first, and last strikes against the Japanese homeland.



Wrong! the it was the Army AIR CORPS!
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 2:05:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By CSM:

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
GO ARMY!!!
The US Army inflicted the first, and last strikes against the Japanese homeland.



Wrong! the it was the Army AIR CORPS!



I don't think you understand The Army concept.
At one time, it was The US Army Tank Corps. Not it's just "Armor".
They were The Army's aviation branch, and they brought honor to the entire Army.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 2:46:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:

Originally Posted By CSM:

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
GO ARMY!!!
The US Army inflicted the first, and last strikes against the Japanese homeland.



Wrong! the it was the Army AIR CORPS!



I don't think you understand The Army concept.
At one time, it was The US Army Tank Corps. Not it's just "Armor".
They were The Army's aviation branch, and they brought honor to the entire Army.



I know. However, IIRC, the the Air Corps, though still Army, was cosidered an elite, similair to the Airborne and Ranger units.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 3:07:20 PM EST















Link Posted: 4/18/2006 3:11:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By CSM:

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
GO ARMY!!!
The US Army inflicted the first, and last strikes against the Japanese homeland.



Wrong! the it was the Army AIR CORPS!



And was conducted from aboard US Navy ships. Ain't teamwork great!
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 3:11:54 PM EST
What had to be going through Doolittle's mind as he was looking at the short run of wood in front of him.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 3:15:50 PM EST
Brass balls every one of them.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 3:42:02 PM EST
Nice, Pics. My father served on the Hornet during the war. Doesn't talk too much about it but I think that he'll get a kick outta these.

Thanks!!

Randall
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 6:33:02 PM EST
I went to Gen. Doolittle's burial at Arlington in the early 1990s. The flyover was awesome, pretty much every plane the AF flies flew over followed by a B-25 (which is tiny compared to modern planes).
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