Ohio museum plans public events for WWII heroes

AP News
Posted: Nov 07, 2013 11:19 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Military and history buffs will be able to watch online as the remaining Doolittle Raiders drink a final toast to comrades who died in or since their World War II bombing attack on Japan.

The Air Force plans to live-stream Saturday's ceremony at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, in southwest Ohio.

Public events ahead of the ceremony include a B-25 bomber flyover, a gathering to greet the Raiders as they arrive and movies such as the "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" depiction of the 1942 mission.

Only four of the 80 Raiders are still alive, and one of them might not be able to attend because of health problems. They have traditionally offered the toast with specially engraved goblets in a private ceremony during annual reunions.