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    Mistakes on the Goblets

    UNITED STATES

    01.31.2020

    Story by NMUSAF PA 

    National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    (Published August 20, 2013) DAYTON, Ohio - In 1959 the city of Tucson, Ariz., presented the Doolittle Raiders with a set of silver goblets, each bearing the name of one of the 80 men who flew on the Doolittle Tokyo Raid in April 1942. Unfortunately, the jeweler who engraved the goblets made a few mistakes. Nine goblets have misspelled names, incorrect first names or middle initials, or incomplete names. Other minor typographical inconsistencies also exist, but nothing can detract from the significance of these goblets or the men who earned them.

    Raider's Name Raider's Name as Engraved on Goblet Notes
    Sgt. Wayne M. Bissell Sgt. Wayne N. Bissell Wrong middle initial
    Cpl. Jacob D. DeShazer Cpl. Jacob D. Deshazer Deshazer, not DeShazer, on goblet
    Lt. Robert M. Gray Lt. Robert N. Gray Wrong middle initial
    Lt. James M. Parker Jr. Lt. James N. Parker Wrong middle initial; "Jr." not on goblet
    Sgt. Edward J. Saylor Sgt. Edwin J. Saylor Wrong first name
    Tech. Sgt. Eldred V. Scott S/Sgt. Eldred V. Scott Wrong rank at the time of the mission
    Lt. Griffith P. Williams Lt. Griffith R. Williams Wrong middle initial
    Capt. Edward J. York Capt. Edwin J. York Wrong first name
    Lt. Lucian N. Youngblood Lt. Lucien N. Youngblood Wrong first name

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    Date Taken: 01.31.2020
    Date Posted: 01.31.2020 15:56
    Story ID: 361392
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