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Lt. Col. Robert Hite dies at 95; one of WWII's Doolittle Raiders
Lt. Col. Robert Hite dies at 95; one of WWII's Doolittle Raiders

Retired Lt. Col. Robert Hite, one of the famed World War II Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, has died. He was 95 and had Alzheimer's disease. Hite died Sunday at a nursing facility in Nashville, according to his son Wallace Hite. Hite was among 80 men aboard 16 B-25 bombers whose mission was to strike Japan in April 1942. Although 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. Eight Raiders were captured and three were executed; one more died in captivity and three others were killed by crash-landing or ditching...

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