Photo courtesy of The American Veterans Center
On April 18, 1942, Col. Jimmy Doolittle led his daring raid on Tokyo. Doolittle's 16 B-25 bombers struck back at the heart of the Empire of Japan in response to the attack on Pearl Harbor four months earlier. Seventy-three of the 80 fliers survived, including Doolittle, who became a national hero. Here, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is shown decorating the colonel for his service. Paul R. Jordan of Bardstown, a World War II veteran and former Associated Press reporter, is interested in knowing whether anyone from this area has any connection to the Doolittle raid. Anyone who does is urged to contact the news staff of The Kentucky Standard at 348-9003.