Lt. Col. Dick Cole, last Doolittle Raider, passes away

Profile picture for user J Boyle

Member for

14 years 11 months

Posts: 9,617

Dick Cole served as Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot on the famed mission. He was 103. He became the last surviving member of the 80 man raid on 2016. He entered the USAAC as an aviation cadet in 1940 (at the relatively old age of 25) and retired from active duty in 1966. RIP. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_E._Cole
Original post
Profile picture for user DazDaMan

Member for

16 years 2 months

Posts: 18,278

I'm feeling a need to watch Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo again. RIP, sir.

Member for

16 years 1 month

Posts: 6,571

R I P Thank you

Member for

10 years 10 months

Posts: 912

hi, 103's was a grand age, must have been a thank you... and remembering all raiders RIP. regards, jack...
Profile picture for user adrian_gray

Member for

19 years 9 months

Posts: 2,935

To take off from a carrier knowing full well that you won't be coming back, and who knows where you or how you will reach the ground, or what sort of reception you will get when you get there *and that was actually the plan*, must have taken a special kind of bravery. RIP. It's going to be busy at the Valhalla Arms tonight. Adrian
Profile picture for user Spanner Monkey

Member for

11 years 7 months

Posts: 29

RIP sir. I had the pleasure of meeting him 2 years ago, a very kind humble man, still sharp as a tack. Took the time to ask about our B-25, even though we were in awe of his presence. I am not often star struck but he was a true gent and I feel lucky to have met him. Blue skies.
Profile picture for user 1batfastard

Member for

6 years 8 months

Posts: 3,339

Hi All, RIP Sir you and your comrades will live on in spirit for ever more. Geoff.