Nightly News   |  April 18, 2013

Doolittle Tokyo Raiders reunite for 71st anniversary

Three of the four surviving members of the raiders who World War II reunited at a Florida Air Force base where they flew in a restored B-25. NBC’s Brian Williams reports

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>>> talk about a sentimental journey . this will warm your heart and we could use that now. of the 75 original doolittle raiders only four men survive today. now three have gathered for what will be their last reunion. it included a flight in a beautifully restored b-25. during the original outlandish raids, 16 aircrafts loaded with one-ton bombs took off from the deck of a carrier four months after pearl harbor with only enough fuel on board to drop bombs on tokyo and then land in china where they could only hope for safety.