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Surviving Doolittle Raiders make final toast

Posted: November 9, 2013 9:51 a.m.
Updated: November 9, 2013 9:51 a.m.

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Thousands of visitors are streaming into the national Air Force museum in southwest Ohio to pay a Veterans Day weekend tribute to the surviving Doolittle Raiders, who will make a ceremonial final toast.

Officials at the museum near Dayton say parking lots filled up within about an hour after opening Saturday morning.

Three of the four remaining Raiders will toast their comrades who died in or since their World War II bombing attack on Japan. The invitation-only toast will follow a memorial service and B-25 bomber flyover.

Commander James "Jimmy" Doolittle commanded the daring mission credited with boosting American morale and throwing the Japanese off balance after a string of military successes.


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