Historic Markers Across South Carolina

The Doolittle Raiders

Marker ID: SCHM 32-13
Location: Off SC 302 on Road 378 (road leading to Columbia Metropolitan Airport)
County: Lexington
Coordinates: N 33° 56.873    W 081° 7.675
  33.94788333    -81.12791666
Style: Free Standing **


In February 1942, twenty-four B-25 bomber crews of the 17th Bombardment Group at Columbia Army Air Base volunteered to take part in a secret project headed by Lt. Col.
James H. Doolittle. This group was the nucleus of the Doolittle Raiders who, taking off from the aircraft carrier Hornet, bombed Tokyo on April 18, 1942.

Erected by South Carolina Department, Council on Abandoned Military Posts - 1979


Two sided - Columbia Army Air Base

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The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders
NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER - Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942

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Wikipedia - Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Wikipedia - United States Army Air Corps