DOOLITTLE RAIDERS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1995 CO-SIGNED BY: COLONEL WILLIAM M. "BILL" BOWER, COLONEL TRAVIS HOOVER, COLONEL RICHARD E. COLE, MAJOR NOLAN A. "SUE" HERNDON, MAJOR THOMAS C. GRIFFIN - HFSID 269871
Sale Price $450.00
DOOLITTLE'S RAIDERS. Photograph signed: "Tom Griffin #9", "R.E. Cole/Copilot Crew #1", "Travis Hoover/Pilot of B-25/#2 on/Tokyo Raid", "Nolan A. Herndon/(Man. Bom. Crew #8)" and "Bill Bower pilot #12". Color, 10x8. Photograph depicts silver goblets presented to the Doolittle's Raiders present their 1995 reunion. Ink note on verso (unknown hand): "1995 Doolittle Raiders reunion/Lexington, Ky." Signatures of five of the 80 men who took off in 16 B-25 Mitchell bombers from the U.S.S. Hornet for a daring raid over Japan on April 18, 1942. Led by James "Jimmy" Doolittle, the raid, which marked the first time fully loaded bombers took off from an aircraft carrier, was in retaliation for Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. "Doolittle's Raiders" hit targets in Tokyo, Yokohama and other cities and scored a huge victory for U.S. morale at a time when Japan's position in the Pacific seemed impregnable. No show through from ink note on verso. Fine condition.
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