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Old 04-16-2003, 05:16 PM
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The surviving members of Doolittle's Raid on Tokyo are holding their 61st Reunion here at Travis Air Force Base. Today was the start of 5 days worth of activities honoring these daring men who flew B-25s off the deck of the USS Hornet on April 18, 1942. As part of the festivities, there was a flyover this afternoon of a B-25. That was one BIG aircraft.
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Old 04-16-2003, 05:25 PM
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This is what the one that flew over today looked like.
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Old 04-16-2003, 08:01 PM
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WOW! that would have been something to see, Kewl I always thought it quite a feat launching a B-25 off a carrier...
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Old 04-16-2003, 08:24 PM
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Hell,...and even though far from a pilot, I gotsta believe that with such a short runway and without catapult, even flying a Piper Cub or Cessna off of such would be a major accomplishment.

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Old 04-17-2003, 09:39 AM
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Just a bit of trivia for anyone willing to take a chance...

Where did Doolittle's Raiders "practice" and "perfect" their carrier takeoffs?

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Old 04-17-2003, 10:53 AM
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I'm going to share this info. with my son. He has decided to become a pilot. He'll be working on his private pilot license this year.

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Old 04-17-2003, 08:57 PM
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Neil I agree with that also
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