The Doolittle Raiders

The Doolittle Raiders (HM7QH)

Location: West Columbia, SC 29170 Lexington County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 56.873', W 81° 7.675'

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In February 1942, twenty-four B-25bomber crews of the 17th BombardmentGroup at Columbia Army Air Basevolunteered to take part in a secretproject headed by Lt. Col. James H.Doolittle. This group was the nucleusof the Doolittle Raiders who, takingoff from the aircraft carrier "Hornet," bombedTokyo on April 18, 1942.
HM NumberHM7QH
Marker Number32-13B
Year Placed1979
Placed BySouth Carolina Department, Council of Abandoned Military Posts
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 488179 N 3756384
Decimal Degrees33.94788333, -81.12791667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 56.873', W 81° 7.675'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 56' 52.38" N, 81° 7' 40.50" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3250 Airport Blvd, West Columbia SC 29170, US
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