20 Apr '17, 6pm

#ICYMI: @WrightPattAFB honored Doolittle Raiders’ 75th anniversary. https://t.co/aXAFTYOH5q

#ICYMI: @WrightPattAFB honored Doolittle Raiders’ 75th anniversary. https://t.co/aXAFTYOH5q

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO (AFNS) -- The 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders was commemorated April 17, 2017, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as a B-1 Lancer bomber from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, was rechristened the “Ruptured Duck”. New nose art was also unveiled on the B-1 in tribute to a B-25 Mitchell bomber flown during the Doolittle Raid in 1942. Ellsworth AFB’s 34th and 37th Bomb Squadrons were the same squadrons selected by Lt. Col. James Doolittle to attack the Japanese homefront with hopes of raising the morale of allied troops during World War II. Attending the noon ceremony, held along the Wright-Patterson AFB flight line, was Richard E. Cole, a retired lieutenant colonel who served as Doolittle’s co-pilot on Crew Number 1. Cole, now 101 years old, is the sole surviving Doolittle Raider. He was joined by his daughter, along with the ...

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