LHS Annual Meeting, Doolittle's Raiders
This year the Lakewood Historical Society's Annual General Meeting featured a presentation on the incredible exploits of General James Doolittle and his World War II aviators by local historian and radio personality Phil Raschke.
Famous today as Doolittle's Raiders, the General and his heroes accomplished a feat some had thought impossible—flying heavy bombers off the deck of an aircraft carrier.
A desperate measure in the early days of the war, the raid demonstrated to the enemy they were not beyond the reach of American retaliation for Pearl Harbor. Word of its success sent morale back home skyrocketing.
At the end of the presentation, LHS members voted to elect Board members, and heard year-end reports.
For all the details, see the December issue of our newsletter, coming soon.