Member of famed 'Doolittle Raiders' dies 3/17/2008 - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- Retired Staff Sgt. Jacob DeShazer, 95, one of the famed "Doolittle Raiders," who helped boost American morale in the early days of World War II with a surprise air attack on Japan, died March 15.
Doolittle Raider recalls famous flight
4/12/2007 - LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- As soon as U.S. Army Air Forces officials started planning the attack, some of their higher-ups feared the mission would prove to be impossible.
Doolittle Raiders to meet for 65th anniversary reunion
4/17/2007 - SAN ANTONIO (AFNEWS) -- Seven surviving members of the famed "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders," will descend on San Antonio, this week for a series of events marking the 65th anniversary of one of the most notable airpower missions in military history.
Jimmy Doolittle: famed airpower pioneer
4/17/2007 - SAN ANTONIO (AFNEWS) -- The man the "Doolittle Raiders" are named for may not be a household name today, but James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle was once one of the most famous celebrities in America, even before the raid, and remains one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century.
Army captain remembers service, sacrifice of his family's 'Raider'
4/18/2007 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AETCNS) -- "I don't need a light to tell me what I already know!" said 1st Lt. Dean Edward Hallmark, ripping the flashing red light bulbs from the display in the cockpit of his B-25. It was April 18, 1942, and Lieutenant Hallmark and his crew were running out of gas over the coast of China following the famous Doolittle Raid. When the fuel lights illuminated, it wasn't news to the pilot or his crew.
"Thanks For A Swell Ride" by Richard O. Joyce
Doolittle Raider From the book Doolittle's Tokyo Raiders -- As soon as Watson's plane blasted off the deck, I lined up and took off about five minutes later...
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Following the Tokyo raid, Doolittle returned to Washington D.C. and was picked up in a staff car by Henry "Hap" Arnold and Army Chief of Staff George Marshall. As the car headed downtown, Doolittle asked where they were going. The question provoked stares from Marshall and a grin from Arnold. Doolittle broke the silence. "I think there's something going on that I don't know about. I'm not a very smart fellow and if it involves me I think somebody had better tell me so they won't be embarrassed." "Jimmy," Arnold said, "we're on our way to the White House. The president is going to give you the Medal of Honor."