This began as a three-plane flight. Then, the weather moved in. Only one of the old B-25's was certified to fly in the soup. So, I shot the takeoff.
The aircraft is carrying the goblets for the Doolittle Raiders Reunion. Each of the Doolittle Raiders from the 1942 raid on Tokyo has a goblet. As each passes, the goblet is turned over in a ceremony that marks every reunion. The goblets are kept at the USAF Academy and are accompanied by two top cadets at each reunion. This flight in a plane similiar to the ones that made the historic raid is to cermoniously deliver the goblets at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, for the opening of the 2007 reunion. For more on the Doolittle Raiders, go to doolittletokyoraiders.com/. The flight was by the "Pacific Prowler" - b25.org/index.html . The flight originated in San Marcos at the home of the Centex Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force - realtime.net/centex/ - also the home of the "Yellow Rose" Squadron - b-25yellowrose.com/enter.asp .
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