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Only 4 of original 80 WWII Raiders left

The Associated PressNovember 9, 2013

On April 18, 1942, the U.S. military attacked Japan with 16 B-25 Mitchell bombers under the command of Lt. Col. James “Jimmy” Doolittle, launched at sea from the USS Hornet aircraft carrier:

Number of men on mission: 80

Number killed in crashes or ditching from plane after attack: 3

Number captured by Japanese: 8

Number executed: 3

Number died in captivity: 1

Surviving Doolittle Raiders today: 4

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