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Eglin AFB in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Doolittle Raiders

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, March 26, 2017
1. Doolittle Raiders Marker
Inscription.  
April 18, 1942
Gallant men of the United States Air Force led by Brigadier General (then Lt. Colonel) James H. Doolittle flew from the USS Hornet eight hundred miles across the Pacific during World War II to bomb Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kobe, Nagoya, the first attack on Japan following Pearl Harbor
April 18, 1962
To honor these brave men and in memory of those who sacrificed their lives in serving their country the United States Air Force presented the last B- 25 bomber to Valparaiso – Niceville, home of the Doolittle Raiders while training at Eglin Air Force Base for this historic flight.

 
Location. 30° 27.98′ N, 86° 33.705′ W. Marker is in Eglin AFB, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Pinchot Road (State Road 189) and Museum Drive, on the right when traveling south. Located at the Air Force Armament Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Museum Drive, Eglin AFB FL 32542, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. B-25 Mitchell (here, next to this marker); B-17 Flying Fortress
Doolittle Raiders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 26, 2017
2. Doolittle Raiders Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bernard A. Schriever Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); MH-53M Pave Low IV (within shouting distance of this marker); B-57 Canberra (within shouting distance of this marker); Eglin Air Force Base (within shouting distance of this marker); Faithful Partner – Guardian of the Night (within shouting distance of this marker); SR-71 Blackbird (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eglin AFB.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Air Force Armament Museum. (Submitted on April 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Doolittle Raid on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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