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By: U.S. Air Force photo/Lance Cheung, Courtesy: US Air Force
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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' Goblet Ceremony
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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' Goblet Ceremony
Goblets for Doolittle Raiders (left-right) Master Sgt. David J. Thatcher, Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, Major Thomas Griffin, and Lt. Col. Robert L. Hite stand charged and ready for the Goblet Ceremony on April 16, 2010 in Fairborn, Ohio. The ceremony honors all who participated in the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo during W.W. II. The upright goblets represent aircrew who have survived to this day. This ceremony also honored the passing of Col. James H. Macia, Jr. (seen in framed photo). During the ceremony the name of every person was read and a Doolittle Raider responds to indicate the spirit of those who passed are present. The collection of goblets, each with an aircrew name engraved both right side up and upside down. The set of goblets is now maintained by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
U.S. Air Force photo/Lance Cheung
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World War II had been over for two years and the Korean War lay three years ahead when the Air Force ended a 40-year association with the U.S. Army to become a separate service. The Department of the Air Force was created when President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947.
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