Thanks for posting this.
I had the unique pleasure to be at the last public reunion of the Raiders this past summer in Fort Walton Beach, Fl. My dad, who is a WWII vet, had an opportunity to fly in a B-25 that was at the event.
Doolittle’s co-pilot, Bob Cole, flew a B-25 at the reunion and it was said that he still had the ability at his age to hold altitude and actually landed the aircraft.
Listening to the stories that the Raiders told gave me a new appreciation for the “greatest generation”.
There are only 4 survivors remaining. One is in very bad shape and wasn’t at the reunion and it appears he isn’t at this event either. When these fellows are gone, a chapter of American history and bravery will close with their passing. Here’s hoping they someday reunite with the other 76 fliers that await them in heaven.