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Sep
29
Friday
Sep
29
Fri
Education :: Lecture
4HistoryBuffs: Doolittle Raider David Jonathan Thatcher w/Larry Mylnechuk
7:00 PM (America/Denver)
Missoula Public Library
Description:
Calling all history enthusiasts! 4HistoryBuffs at MPL is held on the last Friday of each month from 7-9PM. Join guest speakers for lively and entertaining presentations of historical interest. This program will tell the story of David Jonathan Thatcher, Doolittle raider, Missoula hero, and Son of the American Revolution. On 18 April 1942, David J. Thatcher and seventy-nine other Doolittle Raiders successfully accomplished the first air raid on Japan. Thatcher served as the engineer and gunner for crew number seven. His crew successfully struck the Nippon Steel Factory in Tokyo. Doolittle’s B-25s were forced to launch 250 miles earlier than planned because a Japanese fishing boat had spotted them. Thatcher was born in Bridger, MT and was a Missoula resident.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Missoula Public Library
Address: 455 East Main St. Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 721-2665

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