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The Doolittle raid remembered – The First Strike Back After Pearl Harbor

Brutally vivid lost diary of the Great War recovered

Volunteer: Harry Drinkwater, pictured, recorded the horrors of the First World War in vivid diary entries

James Doolittle and fellow raiders at a reunion in North Africa 18 April 1943.

Doolittle raider Robert Hite in Japanese captivity Japan April 1942.

On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. Led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, these men came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. The Doolittle Raiders symbolize the bravery, determination and innovation of so many who helped America master the skies. Yesterday these heroic Airmen were honored with a Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of their volunteer service during World War…

WWII Doolittle Raiders make final toast

The surviving Doolittle Raiders, now all in their 90s, have raised a glass to their place in history for their daring World War II attack on Japan during a final ceremonial toast on Saturday to their fallen comrades.