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B-25 "Martha Jean" Moving

Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:48 pm

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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RE: B-25 "Martha Jean" Moving

Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:18 pm

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
 
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RE: B-25 "Martha Jean" Moving

Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:32 am

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.
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RE: B-25 "Martha Jean" Moving

Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:58 am

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!

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RE: B-25 "Martha Jean" Moving

Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:33 pm

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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