Historic Flight Foundation commemorates Doolittle Raid

The Historic Flight Foundation is hosting a commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of the Doolittle Raid April 19. Surviving Doolittle Raider Lt. Col. Edward J. Saylor and Jimmy Doolittle’s granddaughter, Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, will be present for the day’s events at Paine Field (PAE) in Washington state.

The daylong celebration will kick off at 8 a.m. and include a behind-the-scenes look at vintage warbirds, a history the B-25 bomber, lunch, Q&A sessions, a book signing, and a B-25 aerial demonstration.

The Historic Flight Foundation is also offering the opportunity for six lucky people to receive a free flight in a B-25 bomber. The six winners will be announced at the event. Those interested can enter to win before noon on April 18th here or on Facebook.

The exclusive evening celebration will include a gourmet dinner, speeches from both Doolittle Raider Lt. Col Edward J. Saylor (ret.) and Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, and a screening of the movie “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.” Seating will be limited to 250 people and tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets for $50 each.

For more information: HistoricFlight.org

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