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Dolittle Raiders "Final Toast"
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE -- The surviving members of the "Doolittle Raiders" have given their "final toast".
The Doolittle raid marked the first use of strategic bombardment by the U.S. Army, Air Forces in World War II.
Their mission changed the course of World War II in the Pacific, and restored America's fighting spirit after the shocking attack on Pearl Harbor.
They trained for their secret mission at Eglin Air Force Base, then known as Eglin Field.
Saturday the three surviving members met for what is likely to be the last time at the National Museum of the U.S. Air force in Dayton, Ohio.
Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, Co-Pilot "Gentlemen, I propose a toast to those who lost their lives on the mission and those who have fallen away since."
The men were honored with a wreath-laying ceremony and a B-25 aircraft flying over.