A 76th anniversary commemoration of the famed Doolittle Raid, America’s first counter-strike against Imperial Japan in World War II, will take place this Saturday, March 31, as the Alameda Naval Air Museum (ANAM) does its fourth reprise of the event.
The bold, long-shot raid was “Alameda’s contribution to the war effort,” said Robbie Dileo Secretary Treasurer for ANAM. “We want to commemorate what Naval Air Station Alameda did in America’s first, profound step towards a long, hard-won victory.”
The Alameda Naval Air Museum is commemorating the 74th anniversary of the Doolittle Raiders with a history walk, lecture and lunch on Saturday, April 2.
The event is open to the public. It will kick off at 10 a.m. and finish by about 2 p.m. Visitors will begin with registration at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m. they will depart for the runways, via caravan or bike, where they will be updated on the Veteran’s Administration plans for a VA Hospital and Columbarium and learn about the endangered Least Terns that nest on the old runways.