Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Dayton’s National Air Force Museum Hosts World War II Comrades
People from around the U.S. and the world are expected in Ohio when surviving Doolittle Raiders make a final toast to comrades who died in or since their World War II bombing attack on Japan.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton says more than 600 people, including Raiders widows and children, plan to attend the invitation-only ceremony. Also expected are relatives of Chinese villagers who helped Raiders elude capture.
The toast grew from reunions led by James “Jimmy” Doolittle, who commanded the daring mission that boosted American morale and unbalanced the Japanese after a string of military successes.
Only four of the 80 Raiders are still alive, and one wasn’t able to travel. They decided they would gather this autumn for one last toast together.