The Restorers – They Were All Volunteers. Screening This Week At USAF Museum’s IMAX Theater

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DAYTON, Ohio –The National Museum of the United States Air Force hosts a reunion on 17 April 2011 for the brave men, who took off from an aircraft carrier for a top secret mission to bomb Japan. Achieving the unimaginable on 18 April 1942, these men, led by Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. The public had the opportunity to celebrate the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders as the World War II aviation heroes commemorated the 70th anniversary of the raid on Japan at a memorial service on 18 April 2012. The 20 vintage B-25 bombers were scheduled to take-off and perform a fly-by during the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ben Strasser)

This week the famed Doolittle Raiders of WWII will celebrate their mission and camaraderie with one final toast. The U.S. Air Force will host the famed Doolittle Tokyo Raiders‘ final toast to their fallen comrades during an invitation-only ceremony on Nov. 9 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

The Restorers‘ series pilot episode “They Were All Volunteers” will help celebrate one of the most daring missions in aviation history. This weekend only, November 8-11, you can watch The Restorers Emmy Award winning pilot episode on the USAF Museum’s IMAX screen every day at noon.

The main events of the weekend will be:

• Final Toast Ceremony to be broadcast LIVE on The Pentagon Channel and a link to the LIVE stream will also be available on Air Force websites.
• Public events include the grand arrival, wreath-laying ceremony and B-25 flyover.
• Air Force Museum Theatre will show Doolittle Raider and World War II-themed movies during the weekend.
• Author Stan Cohen will sign his book “Destination Tokyo” in the museum store throughout the day.

 Click on this link to watch LIVE beginning at 6 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 9

 

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