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April 19, 2009 12:01 AM

Descendents of Doolittle Raiders celebrate alongside the war heroes

For Todd Joyce of Louisville, Neb., the annual Doolittle Raiders reunion is more than just a gathering of old warriors. It’s a family reunion.

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Lt. Richard Cole (center-right), co-pilot, stands next to Lt. Col. James Doolittle (center-left) and the rest of their crew from the 34th Squadron. Doolittle's bomber was the first over Japan and the first to drop it's payload. The crew was forced to bail-out over China.

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