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Renowned WWII airmen meet in Ohio for final toast

DAYTON, Ohio — Thousands of visitors streamed to the national Air Force museum Saturday to pay a Veterans Day weekend tribute to the few surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders, airmen whose daring raid on Japan helped boost US morale during World War II, as they planned to make their ceremonial final toast together.

With many waving flags, spectators ranging from small children to fellow war veterans greeted three Raiders in a motorcade heading to the National Museum of the US Air Force near Dayton in southwest Ohio.

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