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LTC Robert Hite Dead at 95

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lt. Col. Robert Hite, one of the famed World War II "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders," has died. He was 95.

Wallace Hite told The Associated Press that his father died Sunday morning at a nursing facility in Nashville. He was battling Alzheimer's disease.

"Today he decided to go home and be with his wife," Wallace Hite said.

Hite was among 80 men aboard 16 B-52 bombers whose mission was to strike Japan in April 1942. While the attack inflicted only scattered damage, it was credited with boosting American morale while shaking Japan's confidence and prompting strategy shifts less than five months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

 

 

http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2015/03/29/lt-col-robert-hite-of-doolittle-tokyo-raiders-dead-at-95/70634562/

 

At least they could of gotten the aircraft right. 

 

RIP sir.

 

 

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RIP Sir.

 

 

(You can't trust Military Times to get anything right)

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