29dsn from the editor delaware awake

29dsn from the editor doughboys first

Frank E. Schoonover’s “Doughboys First,” above, and Ethel Pennewill Brown Leach’s “Delaware Awake!” below, will be featured on a new World War I memorial that will be dedicated at noon on Saturday, a week prior to the 99th anniversary of Armistice Day.


Floyd E. McDowell Sr.

PHOTO 2 – Whodunnit

Visitors to First Saturday in the First State can engage in a murder mystery at The Old State House. Interview witnesses and solve the crime. (Submitted photo)


Delaware Gov. Russell Peterson signed the Coastal Zone Act in 1971.

16dsn doolittle cole

Dick Cole, now 102 years old, was a co-pilot with Jimmy Doolittle during the bombing raid in Japan. Retired Col. Cole has been a regular visit to Sussex County’s Wings and Wheels festival where the “Panchito” bomber is on display. (Sussex County Post photo)

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President Franklin Roosevelt bestows the Congressional Medal of Honor on Brigadier Gen. James Doolittle for a successful raid on Tokyo. (FDR Library photo)

L1/Japan, Tokyo Raid/1942/pho 2

On April 18, 1942, airmen of the U.S. Army Air Corps, led by Lt. Col. James H. (Jimmy) Doolittle, carried the Battle of the Pacific to the heart of the Japanese empire with a surprising and daring raid on military targets at Tokyo, Yokohama, Yokosuka, Nagoya, and Kobe. This heroic attack against these major cities was the result of coordination between the Army Air Forces and the U.S. Navy, which carried the 16 North American B-25 medium bombers aboard the carrier USS Hornet to within take-off distance of the Japanese Islands. Here, a pair of alert escorts follow the USS Hornet to protect her lethal cargo of B-25 bombers. (U.S. Air Force photo)

L1/Japan, Tokyo Raid/1942/pho 12

The crew of the lead plane in the April 18, 1942, bombing raid on Japan, from left, include Lt. Henry Potter, navigator; Lt. Col. James Doolittle, pilot; Staff Sgt. Fred Braemer, bombardier; Lt. Richard Cole, co-pilot; and Staff Sgt. Paul Leonard, engineer/gunner. The photo was taken aboard the USS Hornet. (U.S. Air Force photo)

12 dsn John Moore file

The Rev. Dr. John Moore recites the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have A Dream” speech from memory for an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the speech in 2016. He will perform as Dr. King during a citywide Black History Celebration Feb. 24 at the Sankofa Cultural Arts Center. (Delaware State News file photo)