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Col. Cole last Doolittle raider dead at 103
Quote:Lt. Col. Richard Cole, the Last
Doolittle Raider, Dies at Age 103

PJ Media, by J. Christian Adams

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/9/2019 3:18:45 PM

Sad news—the last Doolittle Raider has died. Lt. Col. Richard Cole passed away Monday at the age of 103.Cole was the final surviving member of the daring raid on Tokyo by carrier-launched B-25s. As I wrote for his 100th birthday in 2015: Col. Richard Cole was the co-pilot of "Crew 1," which means he sat alongside Col. Jimmy Doolittle at the tip of the tip of the American spear aimed at Imperial Japan. The Doolittle Raid on April 18, 1942, was a virtual suicide mission. It was a daring sea-launched bombing mission in the earliest days of World War II.
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I sent this to some of my friends and Marc replied he had met Mr. Cole last year in Pensacola. Marc is a retired Commander and Naval aviator who has been a friend for over 40 years. He said Mr. Cole was still sharp at 102...which is something I doubt Marc and I will be able to say for ourselves one day !

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