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B-25 "Martha Jean" Moving  
User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8045 posts, RR: 8
Posted (3 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3818 times:

There's an interesting story in the Tulsa paper today on a B-25 moving to Ohio.

The interesting part of the story for me, however, is the owner's relationship with the Doolittle Raiders.

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Some years ago, when the Doolittle Raiders convened in Tucson, Ariz., for one of their annual reunions, the city gave each of the crew members a silver goblet with each of their names engraved twice: once at the top and a second engraving upside down at the bottom, Wheaton said.

At each reunion, the Raiders toast each other with "refreshments" from the silver goblets. The toasts include salutes to those Raiders who have died since the last reunion, he said.

The deceased Raiders' goblets are turned upside down and returned to a wooden and glass carrying case, where the names can be read with the others.

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http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/a...icleid=20110416_45_E1_CUTLIN854373

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12061 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3766 times:

Here is the 68th Doolittle Reunion at the USAF Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH on 17 April 2010, with video. They had a 17 ship B-25 fly-in for the Doolittle guys. I don't know if the Martha Jean was one of them, or not.

http://www.eugeneleeslover.com/VIDEOS/B-25_68th_Doolittle_Reunion.html


User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8510 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3529 times:

Quoting Ken777 (Thread starter):
The deceased Raiders' goblets are turned upside down and returned to a wooden and glass carrying case, where the names can be read with the others.

A great story, and I was thrilled to see them, when I went there.

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
Here is the 68th Doolittle Reunion at the USAF Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH on 17 April 2010, with video. They had a 17 ship B-25 fly-in for the Doolittle guys. I don't know if the Martha Jean was one of them, or not.


Good video, must have been a sight to see. I wish I had.



It is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees.
User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3244 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

Stories like this make me appreciate how awesome it is that I have an operational B-25 at my FBO at GTU. I've almost taken historic beauties like this for granted since I get to see it almost every time I fly.

Thanks for sharing!

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12061 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (3 years 21 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 3):
make me appreciate how awesome it is that I have an operational B-25 at my FBO at GTU.

I know what you mean. We have the B-17G "Chuckie" here at FTW.


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