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Ohio memorial service, flyover honor WWII Raider

CINCINNATI (AP) — Military veterans and honors will be part of a memorial service in southwest Ohio for a World War II Doolittle Raider.

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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 18, 2012 photo, four of the five surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders, front row from left: Thomas C. Griffin, David J. Thatcher, Richard E. Cole and Edward J. Saylor, sit during a reunion at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. Griffin, a B-25 bomber navigator in the World War II bombing raid on mainland Japan, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in a VA nursing home at the age of 96. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

Maj. Thomas C. "Tom" Griffin was a B-25 bomber navigator in the daring bombing attack on mainland Japan during World War II. The Cincinnati-area resident died last week at age 96.

His death leaves four surviving Raiders. Lt. Col. Richard Cole is among them and is expected to take part in Saturday's service. A B-25 flyover also is planned at the Green Township Veterans Park.

A Wright-Patterson Air Force Base honor guard, VFW representatives and a pipe and drum corps also will help pay tribute to Griffin.

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