Last surviving ‘Doolittle Raid’ pilot commemorates 75th anniversary

Daily News Article - April 19, 2017


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. Describe the Doolittle Raid.

3. All but 3 of the 80 men who participated survived the mission. What tradition did they follow for years?

4. a) Watch the video under “Resources” below the questions. How does Richard Cole, the last surviving member, view the commemoration and the fact that it is the 75th anniversary?
b) How did he say he would he like to be remembered when asked by CNN’s Richard Roth?

5. What positive effects did the Doolittle Raid have on U.S. war efforts?

6. Read the “Background” below. Visit some of the links under “Resources” to read more about the Doolittle Raid. How do the servicemen involved in this mission inspire you? Be specific.