A Doolittle Raider gets a lift

Those of us who spend any time around South St. Paul often wonder what it must have been like to try to launch a B-25 from a World War II aircraft carrier as the Doolittle Raiders tried to do in April 1942.

Our imagination is enhanced by the fact “Miss Mitchell,” a B-25 operated by the Commemorative Air Force of Minnesota, is based at St. Paul’s Fleming Field.

When it flew over to Oshkosh for the big aviation convention over the weekend, it went a little out of its way, picking up Dayton, Ohio, native Dick Cole, 98, who is one of four remaining “Doolittle Raiders.”

Here’s a link to the video.