West Columbia in Lexington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Doolittle Raiders
Erected 1979 by South Carolina Department, Council of Abandoned Military Posts. (Marker Number 32-13B.)
Location. 33° 56.873′ N, 81° 7.675′ W. Marker is in West Columbia, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker is on Airport Boulevard near the "Cell-phone" Parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Marker is in this post office area: West Columbia SC 29170, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Columbia Army Air Base / The Doolittle Raiders (here, next to this marker); 319th Bombardment Group (here, next to this marker); Bombardment Groups (here, next to this marker); Springdale (approx. 1.3 miles away); Camp Moore (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Sycamore Tree Congaree Fort (approx. 3 miles away); The Cherokee Path (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Columbia.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. other Doolittle Raiders' South Carolina tribute
Also see . . .
1. Doolittle Raiders Web Site. The North American B-25B twin engine bomber was selected by Lt. Col. James A Doolittle for the mission due to its range, power and its two thousand-pound bomb load. (Submitted on October 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. From Wikipedia, The Doolittle Raid,. " The Japanese had been told they were invulnerable. An attack on the Japanese homeland would cause confusion in the minds of the Japanese people and sow doubt about the reliability of their leaders. There was a second, equally important, psychological reason for this attack...Americans badly needed a morale boost." James H. Doolittle (Submitted on October 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. 17th Bombardment Group. In February 1942 the group transferred to Lexington County Airport in South Carolina, where it practiced short take-offs (Submitted on October 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
4. Columbia Journal; Doolittle Raiders Recall 30 Seconds in History. Published in the New York Times, Thursday, April 16, 1992. (Submitted on August 17, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space • Military • Notable Persons • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,649 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.