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Doolittle Raider DeShazer Dies: Former Army Air Forces SSgt. Jacob DeShazer, one of the legendary Doolittle Raiders who staged a daring bombing raid on Tokyo in April 1942, died March 15 at age 95. DeShazer, then a corporal, was bombardier on the Bat out of Hell, the 16th and final B-25 bomber to take off from the USS Hornet April 18, 1942. After completing their bombing run, the crew of Bat out of Hell bailed out over Japanese-held territory in China. DeShazer, like the rest of the crew, was captured by the Japanese. He was held as a prisoner of war for 40 months. He returned to Japan in 1948 where he spent 30 years preaching and teaching Christianity.