19 Apr '17, 3pm

Doolittle Raid turns 75: Veterans mark anniversary of daring WWII attack

Honor Flight veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the daring Doolittle Raid. Vets who served during World War II helped lay wreaths in honor of the different branches of the military. The Doolittle Raid was the United States’ retaliation to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Four months after the attack in Hawaii, on April 18, 1942, the U.S. sent 16 B-25Bs to bomb military targets in Japan. Then-Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle of the Army Air Forces planned and led the 80-member raid. Although the air raid caused little material damage, it provided a boost to American morale and served as a blow to Japan’s confidence, shaking the faith the country had in its leaders. World War II veteran Ben Loechtenfeldt was serving in the Army Air Corps at the time of the Doolittle Raid. “I was very thrilled [when it ...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/doolittle-raid-turn...

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