TOASTING THE DOOLITTLE RAID
These 80 sterling goblets honor the aircrew who took part in the April 18, 1942, bombing of the Tokyo area. At each of their annual reunions, the Raiders honor those who have died and whose goblets are turned upside down. You also see a bottle of cognac, vintage 1896, the year of Jimmy Doolittle's birth. It is to be drunk by the last two Raiders at the last reunion. They are housed in a portable wooden case made by Raider Richard Cole and on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. In 2010, eight goblets were still upright.