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blank 03/24/10 12:40PM Aircraft Restoration, Aviation Museum, B-25 Flight Exhibition, Doolittle Raid, Events, Palm Springs Air Museum, Warbirds, WWII

THE INSIDE SCOOP ON THE FAMOUS DOOLITTLE RAID
FOLLOWED BY B-25 FLIGHT EXHIBITION AT PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM




B-25,Doolottle Raid

On Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 1:00 PM the Palm Springs Air Museum presents its annual Commemorative Program on the Doolittle Raid. B-25 Flight Exhibition follows the program. The Doolittle Raid is the popular name given to the raid that literally changed the course of the war in the Pacific during WWII. Until this raid it seemed as if the US was losing. On April 18, 1942 sixteen B-25 bomber planes took off from the Aircraft Carrier Hornet to attack the Japanese Homeland. The mission was led by Lt. Col James Doolittle.  These bomber planes had been stripped of some of their defensive guns in order to carry extra fuel for the long flight to Tokyo. It was critical that the US attack Japan on its own soil! 

The men had enough fuel to complete their mission, but not enough to return to the aircraft carrier. Although all sixteen bombers were lost, 60% of the brave men returned. 
Hear the full story and see a B-25 in flight! Program is included with regular admission to the Museum, which is $5-12.  The City of Indian Wells is a sponsor for the Commemorative Programs.

 Helicopter Rides are also available for $19.95 after entering the Museum.  Individual admissions range from $5-$12. Children 5 and under and active military with ID are free. Discounts are not valid on Saturdays.

The Palm Springs Air Museum is an educational non-profit organization whose mission is to Preserve, Educate and Honor.  Over 28 flyable planes and interactive exhibits are housed in 75,000 square feet of climate-controlled hangars.

 

PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM

745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262

(760) 778-6262 / www.PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org

 




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