Col. Richard E. “Dick” Cole is best known as Jimmy Doolittle’s copilot on the famous Doolittle Raid, but there is much more to tell about Dick Cole’s War.
Following the Tokyo Raid he went on to fly “The Hump” in the C-47. More than 600 aircraft with their crews were lost during this monumental effort to keep China in the war. Rotating home in 1943; in just a few months he was recruited for the 1st Air Commandos to participate in the invasion of Burma. In his 100th year he is delightful to listen to. It will be an honor to recognize his many accomplishments.
The B-25 made famous by the Doolittle Raid, sharing the stage with Col Cole will be the beautifully restored Fagen Fighters WW II Museum aircraft “Paper Doll” and the Cavanaugh Museum B-25H “Barbie III”.
Jonna Doolittle, joins Col. Cole. Her first book, Calculated Risk: The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle¸ is a memoir of her famous grandfather, aviator Jimmy Doolittle, and his equally extraordinary wife, Joe.