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    Lightbulb Doolittle Raid - 75 Years Ago Today

    As of this posting there is just one surviving Raider. Col. Richard Cole was Doolittle's co-pilot and is 101 years young.

    In June, 2016, David Thatcher, tail gunner, died at age 96, leaving Cole as the last survivor.

    http://www.doolittleraider.com/raiders/cole.htm




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    Mr. Cole will be featured tonight on Warbird Radio live (7PM Eastern time).
    http://www.warbirdradio.com/2017/04/...e-episode-624/

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    11 B-25's overflew the USAF Museum today in Dayton, marking the 75th Anniversary. They originally had 17 scheduled, but a mixture of weather and some technical/engine issues prevented some from making it. The 11 Mitchells that attended were - "Miss Mitchell", "Betty's Dream", "Panchito", "Miss Hap", "Semper Fi", "Devil Dog", "Champaign Gal", "Georgie's Gal", "Yankee Warrior", "Show Me", and "Barbie III". The B-25 "God and Country" also made it to Urbana, prior to the event, together with the 11 others, but it wasn't able to participate in the Dayton gathering/flyover.

    EAA announced today that they are working on having at least 16 B-25's at Oshkosh this summer - all 16+ B-25's will be scheduled to arrive during/fly in the warbirds airshow portion of Tuesday, July 25th, and then they will be re-enacting the Doolittle Raid to start the night airshow on Wednesday, July 26th. Meanwhile, they will be parked in the warbird area of Oshkosh. So-far, "Panchito", "Briefing Time", "Yankee Warrior", " Miss Hap", "Barbie III", "Devil Dog" and "Miss Mitchell" are among those confirmed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moses03 View Post
    As of this posting there is just one surviving Raider. Col. Richard Cole was Doolittle's co-pilot and i

    http://www.doolittleraider.com/raiders/cole.htm

    I can honestly say that I've been blessed with the opportunity to photograph Lt Col "Dick" Cole 2x now as he is a Texas resident!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber_12th View Post
    11 B-25's overflew the USAF Museum today in Dayton, marking the 75th Anniversary.
    Ah I wish I could have been there.

    It is an amazing place and that would have been great to see.

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    I shot this image of Lt Col Cole on 4 July 2016 at a special event...

    Lt Col Richard E. Cole, Last Surviving "Doolittle Raider" by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr

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    75 years. A long time. When I think back to when I was a wee lad of 10, 1942 was a mere 30 years in the past. A war in which my dad fought. How old was Mr. Cole in 1942? Jesus. A brave bunch. They all were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRB View Post
    75 years. A long time. When I think back to when I was a wee lad of 10, 1942 was a mere 30 years in the past. A war in which my dad fought. How old was Mr. Cole in 1942? Jesus. A brave bunch. They all were.
    sohewouldhavebeen26?...thatwasoldforthenwasntit?.. .imeaniveheardwheretheycalledaguytheoldmanorgramps andhewouldbarelyb30

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    Nice photo P.



    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber_12th View Post

    EAA announced today that they are working on having at least 16 B-25's at Oshkosh this summer - all 16+ B-25's will be scheduled to arrive during/fly in the warbirds airshow portion of Tuesday, July 25th, and then they will be re-enacting the Doolittle Raid to start the night airshow on Wednesday, July 26th.
    Would love to be there to see that.

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