Monday, April 16, 2012

image by Wiek Luijken

On April 18, 1942, 80 men took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.
Twenty-two B-25 Mitchell bombers plan to come from across the nation and land on the runway behind the National Air Force Museum on the morning of April 17. The aircraft will be on display from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
April 18 12:15 p.m., the aircraft will take-off one by one, form-up together over the Dayton area and then fly in formation over the museum at 1 p.m. -- just prior to the Doolittle Raiders Memorial Service in the museum's Memorial Park.
Hopefully they won't get carried away & bomb Dayton.
I saw & heard a group of WWII bombers quite by accident flying over Cincinnati some years ago. While a sight, it was the sound that really got me. You would NOT want to be on the receiving end of one of these runs.

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