Penultimate Living Doolittle Raider Dies

L1/Japan, Tokyo Raid/1942/pho 10

Now it’s down to one.

David Thatcher, one of the last two airmen from the fabled Doolittle Raiders of World War II, died early Wednesday in a Missoula, Mont., hospital.

His son Jeff said Thatcher, 94, had been going downhill for the past month or so and suffered a massive stroke on Sunday, Father’s Day.

“He was an incredible father, just a very humble, soft-spoken man,” the younger Thatcher said. “A man of few words, but significant actions.”

For the complete story by Kim Briggeman of the Missourian, click here.

Updated: August 11, 2016 — 11:07 AM
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