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69 Years Ago Today

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Gen Jimmy Doolittle, advanced the throttles on his bomb laden and fueled B-25 bomber and rolled down a pitching and rolling carrier deck of the USS Hornet. He lead an amazing group of warriors on what would be the first attack on the Japanese mainland.


The mission was launched earlier and over 200 miles further out to sea then planned because of a siting by a Jap fishing boat almost guaranteeing the Raiders would not reach the safety of their landing destination in China after bombing Japan, they launched anyway.


If you pour a good Scotch tonight, raise a glass to some of America's true heros, we still have a few of the original Raiders with us.



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