Eglin neighbors remember Doolittle Raiders

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Eglin neighbors remember Doolittle Raiders

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Title:
Eglin neighbors remember Doolittle Raiders
Series Title:
Hampton Dunn collection
Creator:
Dunn, Hampton
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Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 online resource (2 p.) : ill. ;

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Subjects / Keywords:
Bombers -- Florida -- Valparaiso ( lcsh )
Fighter pilots -- United States ( lcsh )
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American ( lcsh )
Description and travel -- Valparaiso (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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non-fiction ( marcgt )

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Abstract:
Typescript of Photouring Florida column that describes how James Dollittle trained the Doolittle Raiders as bomber pilots during WWII in Eglin Field near Valparaiso.
General Note:
Title from caption on PDF of p.1 (viewed July 16, 2010).
General Note:
At head of title: Photouring Florida.
Original Version:
Hampton Dunn collection Box 338 Folder 9
Statement of Responsibility:
by Hampton Dunn.

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Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
002221251 ( ALEPH )
648255968 ( OCLC )
D33-0079 ( USFLDC DOI )
d33.79 ( USFLDC Handle )

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-f10EGLIN NEIGHBORS REMEMBER DOOLITTLE RAIDERS By HAMPTON DUNN VALPARAISO --On the first of March in 1942, the dashing, daring air racer turned warrior called together a group of young airmen at nearby Eglin Field, and in no uncertain terms laid out what was ahead: "If you men have any idea that this isn't the most dangerous thing you've ever been on, don't even start this training period. You can drop out now..." Nobody dropped out. Everybody on this special task force turned to and the next few weeks at this isolated Northwest Florida base were frenzied. Jimmy Doolittle was training crews to take off in B-25s from an aircraft carrier to bomb Japan! Families lived here and at Fort Walton but rarely saw their men. The fliers were practicing short takeoffs, night flying, and scooting through the skies from Eglin to Fort Myers, Fla., thence across the Gulf of Mexico at very low level to Houston and back home. Precisely at 12:30 P.M. on April 18, America struck back at the Japanese. Doolittle and his Raiders were in action! They took off from the USS Hornet, l6 plane loads, and invaded the Emperors homeland. Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya and Kobe were targets. The planes had been spotted and took off earlier than planned and most of them were forced to crash before reaching their intended destination of friendly China. The strike was a morale booster at home. Today, just inside the city limits of "Val-P" there is a memorial to this historic event. The last B-25 built is a central part of it.

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