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Goblet Ceremony and Display

Goblet for Doolittle Raiders Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, stands charged and ready for the Goblet Ceremony, April 16, in Fairborn, Ohio. The ceremony honors all who participated in the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo during WWII. The upright goblets represent aircrew who have survived to this day. During the ceremony the name of every person was read and a Doolittle Raider responds to indicate the spirit of those who passed are present. The collection of goblets, each with an aircrew name engraved both right side up and upside down. The set of goblets is now maintained by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force



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This work, Goblet Ceremony and Display [Image 11 of 11], by Lance Cheung, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.16.2010

Date Posted:04.28.2010 01:10

Photo ID:273693

VIRIN:100416-F-#####-289

Resolution:2832x4256

Size:1.15 MB

Location:FAIRBURN, OH, US

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