Other notable deaths

Other notable deaths

March 27, 2007

CHASE J. NIELSEN, 90 `Doolittle Raider'

Lt. Col. Chase J. Nielsen, a member of the famed "Doolittle Raiders" who bombed Japan in 1942, died Friday at his home in Brigham City, Utah, his family said.

He was a navigator in one of the most daring air raids in American history, when 16 B-25 bombers took off from an aircraft carrier and bombed Tokyo on April 18, 1942.

Colonel Nielsen and his crew ditched their plane, which was running out of fuel, off the coast of China, and he spent more than three years as a Japanese prisoner of war. He was one of four POWs from the raid to survive.

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