Historic Flight Foundation commemorates Doolittle RaidWin a chance to fly in a historic B-25 bomber
The Historic Flight Foundation is celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the Doolittle Raid with an all-day event and contest.
During this time in 1942, the U.S. was planning its first air raid on Japan in response to the Pearl Harbor attack.
One of just four surviving Doolittle raiders, Lt. Col. Edward J. Saylor, and Jimmy Doolittle’s granddaughter, Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, will both be present for the day’s events, to be held on Saturday, April 19.
The daylong celebration at the foundation’s Paine Field hangar will kick off at 8 a.m. and include a behind-the-scenes look at vintage warbirds, a history the B-25 bomber, lunch, Q&A sessions, a book signing and a B-25 aerial demonstration. Admission is $8-12.
An exclusive evening celebration features a gourmet dinner, presentations by Saylor and Doolittle Hoppes and a screening of the film “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.”
Tickets for the evening celebration are $50 each and available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/578946. Seating is limited to 250.
Proceeds from the event benefit the foundation's Edward J. Saylor Aviation Scholarship Fund.
HFF is also offering the community a rare opportunity to win a chance to fly in a historic B-25 bomber, the main aircraft flown in the Doolittle Raid.
Those interested have until noon on Friday, April 18 to visit the Historic Flight Foundation’s Facebook page or website at www.historicflight.org to enter a brief explanation of what they think it was like to be on the Doolittle Raid.
Six contest winners will be selected and notified during the event on April 19 at 3:30 p.m.
The Historic Flight Foundation hangar Kilo-7 is at 10719 Bernie Webber Dr. in Mukilteo.
-Edited by Beacon staff