Three of the five surviving original members of the famous Dolittle Tokyo Raiders are honored before the start of the 2011 Florida International Air Show in Punta Gorda, Florida.  (seated left to right, Major Thomas C. Griffin the navigator on plane number nine, Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, plane number one and Doolittle’s co-pilot, and S/Sgt David J. Thatcher, engineer/gunner on plane number seven.  © Mike Lynaugh

March 26, 2011 - Three of the five surviving original members of the famous Dolittle Tokyo Raiders are honored before the start of the 2011 Florida International Air Show in Punta Gorda, Florida.  (seated left to right, Major Thomas C. Griffin the navigator on plane number nine, Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, plane number one and Doolittle’s co-pilot, and S/Sgt David J. Thatcher, engineer/gunner on plane number seven.

© Mike Lynaugh