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Celebrate Veterans Day weekend at the Air Force Museum Theatre

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  • By Mary Bruggeman
  • Air Force Museum Foundation
The U.S. Air Force will host the famed Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' final toast to their fallen comrades on Nov. 9 in a private event. The Air Force Museum Theatre will be joining the celebration by showing "Thirty Seconds over Tokyo" at 9:30 a.m. that morning on the largest digital screen in Southwest Ohio! This 1944 American war film is based on the true story of the Doolittle Raid. There will be no charge for the film, but donations will be accepted to help cover the costs of presenting it.

If you missed the 2010 Raiders' Reunion and Gathering of B-25s, you will want to see "Restorers: We were all Volunteers," which will show at noon. Adam White, producer and Wright State University graduate, and his crew follow "Miss Mitchell," a restored B-25, as she is prepared to fly to Dayton, Ohio, for this historic event. All tickets will be specially priced at $5 per person.

Plan to come early on Saturday to see these films, then proceed outside for the Doolittle Raiders' grand arrival and wreath-laying ceremony. This will be followed by a flyover of B-25 aircraft in honor of these World War II aviation heroes. For more information on the outdoor events, visit

Also on Saturday, Nov. 9 the theatre will be showing the "Air Aces-Gabby Gabreski" episode at 3 p.m. This 45-minute film features another great World War II aviation hero, Air Force pilot Francis "Gabby" Gabreski. Against the backdrop of World War II, American pilots race to shoot down the most German planes and be crowned the country's top-flying ace. Cost is $5 per person. "Air Aces" will show at 2 p.m. the remainder of the month. "Fighter Pilot 3D" will follow at 4 p.m., allowing you to see our modern day heroes in action.

Author Stan Cohen will sign his book "Destination Tokyo" in the museum store throughout the day on Nov. 9. That book, as well as several others related to the Doolittle Raid, and a limited quantity of the medallion and goblet created to commemorate the Final Toast will be available for purchase in the store.

On Sunday, Nov. 10 the theatre will show "Restorers: We were all Volunteers" at noon and "Air Aces: Gabby Gabreski" at 2 p.m. "Honor Flight: The Last Mission" will be shown at 3:20 p.m., a heartwarming 86-minute documentary you don't want to miss. "Honor Flight" follows four living World War II veterans, and a Midwest community that comes together to give them the trip of a lifetime. One of the four is Joe Demler, famously pictured in Life magazine as "the Human Skeleton" upon his liberation from a German prisoner of war camp. Be sure and bring your tissues.

Remember you can catch a great show in our theatre any time the Museum is open, not just on special occasions! Visit our website for schedules and prices.

About the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
The National Museum of the United States Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the service's national institution for preserving and presenting the Air Force story. Each year, more than one million visitors come to the museum to learn about the mission, history and evolving capabilities of America's Air Force. For more information about the museum, visit

About the Air Force Museum Foundation
The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., was established in 1960 as a philanthropic, non-profit organization to assist the museum when federal funds are not available. Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed more than $52 million for museum construction, expansion and facility upgrades. The Foundation operates the Museum Store, Air Force Museum Theatre, cafeteria and simulators. It receives its funds primarily through the operation of these activities as well as through Foundation membership, donations and bequests. For more information,

NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, please contact the Air Force Museum Theatre at (937) 253-4629.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, please contact Mary Bruggeman at (937) 656-9623 or or Eric Henry at (937) 656-9627 or