They Were All Volunteers

In 2010 an extraordinary event took place. Each year the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders from WWII have a reunion to remember their mission and their leader, the world famous pilot Gen. Jimmy Doolittle. For their 68th reunion, seventeen B-25 bomber crews from all over the country gathered to honor the Doolittle Raiders. This episode stands out, as it follows a B-25 Mitchell bomber from Minnesota as her crew participates in the Doolittle Raiders Reunion / B-25 Gathering in Dayton, Ohio.
  • program length: 49 minutes
  • episode #105

Sunday, August 1 at 2:00 pm on 12.2

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From B-25s to a Bleriot XI, and from the Doolittle Raiders to the WASP, THE RESTORERS offers a glimpse into the world of historic aircraft restoration. With striking aerial footage, THE RESTORERS brings the stories of warbird and vintage planes to life, and showcases the passion and dedication of the veterans, technicians, historians and enthusiasts working to ensure that antique planes are not confined to the static chapters of a text book.