Doolittle's Raiders: A Final Toast
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Many of the names of the 80 flyers who took part in the April 18, 1942 raid on Japan may not be familiar to most, but collectively they will always be known in history as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. Long ago these American flyers, aboard 16 B-25 bombers, had accomplished a daring mission that changed the morale of an entire nation by taking the fight to mainland Japan for the first time. Now their numbers are dwindling and they gather together one last time to drink the toast they had all sworn to to take. The bottle of 1896 Hennessy Cognac was uncorked in front of hundreds of people as the survivors remember what it was like to take undertake such a mission.