Captain Roy Marlin Voris

Captain Roy Marlin Voris And General James Doolittle Exhibits In Monterey, California

The Monterey Regional Airport has an exhibit on two famous aviators, Captain Roy Marlin Voris and General James Doolittle, whom spent time living in Monterey, California.

The two aviators has served the United States Armed Forces during World War II.

On April 18, 1942, General Doolittle became known for orchestrating the “Doolittle Raid” on the Japanese Empire. This was the first offensive raid on the Japanese, which was executed on the hope that the Japanese would pull troops out of other theaters, such as the Philippines, in order to focus on the defense of their mainland.

Photograph of an Army Air Force B-25B bomber taking off from Hornet at the start of the raid.

Planes on the Hornet Deck before the start of the raid.

Author’s Note:

The airport hosts other exhibits such as famous women in Monterey and a history of vineyards in the county.

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