Doolittle Raiders to Attend 69th Reunion in Nebraska
A B-25 at the 2010 Doolittle Raiders reunion in Dayton, Ohio
The 69th Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Anniversary Reunion is coming up soon. This year the reunion will be held April 14 to 17 at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland, Nebraska, near Lincoln and Omaha. Organizers say five surviving raiders plan on attending. The Doolittle Raid launched on April 18, 1942, and was the first Allied bombing attack on Japanese home islands following the attacks on Pearl Harbor. It was a “Mission that changed the war…”
Of the 80 original Doolittle Raiders, there are five still with us, and all five will be in attendance at the reunion! Shane Osborn and many high-ranking Air Force staff will be at many of the events. Come out with the family and meet the heroes of a generation that gave us what we have today. You’re invited to attend, and I can promise it will be an unforgettable experience if you can make it!
We’ll have a special print and a Challenge Coin made for the reunion and many other items such as books, shirts, hats, pins, patches, and much more, so be sure to check the website frequently or pick up something while you’re at the reunion!
We’re having a “silent auction” of many items from across the country and locally as well. Visitors can bid on items and win great prizes! The Strategic Air and Space Museum is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit facility that houses a world-class collection of military aircraft, missiles, and documents from the WWII and Cold War periods. We’re asking for any donations that we might be able to use during the silent auction. Items might include aircraft or military-related objects including artwork, models, jackets, historical rarities, or similar items. All donations are tax deductible.