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Mr. Richard E. Cole

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Colonel

Command Pilot
 
Background

Employment History

  • Copilot
    Doolittle
  • Air Force
  • Pilot
    Northwest Airlines Corporation
  • Panchito B-25
  • Thomas Griffin & Captain

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Operations Advisor
    Venezuelan Air Force
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Web References
Richard E. Cole, his ...
www.greenwichworkshop.com, 10 April 2012 [cached]
Richard E. Cole, his co-pilot and one of the co-signers of the 70th Anniversary Commemorative Editions of Rising Into the Storm.
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Richard E. Cole, Colonel Co-Pilot Crew 1
Cole was the co-pilot of Doolittle's plane and the first off of the Hornet's deck, around 0800 (8:00 am ship time) April 18, 1942. Close to 1330 (1:30 pm ship time), they dropped their first bombs on Tokyo. They continued on toward China. At 2120 (9:20 pm ship time) after 13 hours in the air and having covered nearly 2,250 miles, Cole and the rest of his crew bailed out over China.
Cole enlisted November 22, 1940. He completed pilot training and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, July, 1941. Cole remained in China-Burma-India until June, 1943 and served again in the China-Burma-India Theater from October, 1943 until June, 1944. Cole was relieved from active duty in January, 1947 but returned to active duty in August, 1947. He was Operations Advisor to Venezuelan Air Force from 1959 to 1962. His peacetime service included posts in Ohio, North Carolina and California. Cole rated as Command Pilot. His decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal and the Chinese Army, Navy and Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade.
The Doolittle Raiders | Heritage Gallery Fine Art & Framing
heritagefineart.com, 2 Dec 2011 [cached]
Richard E. Cole, Colonel Co-Pilot Crew 1
Cole was the co-pilot of Doolittle's plane and the first off of the Hornet's deck, around 0800 (8:00 am ship time) April 18, 1942. Close to 1330 (1:30 pm ship time), they dropped their first bombs on Tokyo. They continued on toward China. At 2120 (9:20pm ship time) after 13 hours in the air, and having covered nearly 2,250 miles, Cole and the rest of his crew bailed out over China.
Cole enlisted November 22, 1940. He completed pilot training and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, July, 1941. Cole remained in China-Burma-India until June, 1943 and served again in the China-Burma-India Theater from October, 1943 until June, 1944. Cole was relieved from active duty in January, 1947 but returned to active duty in August, 1947. He was Operations Advisor to Venezuelan Air Force from 1959 to 1962. His peacetime service included posts in Ohio, North Carolina and California. Cole rated as Command Pilot. His decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal and the Chinese Army, Navy and Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade.
Doolittle Raid framed photograph signed ...
www.aikensairplanes.com, 11 Oct 2013 [cached]
Doolittle Raid framed photograph signed by Doolittle's copilot Dick Cole - matted to include B-25 "skin" CC-CC1180RE Doolittle Raid framed photograph signed by Doolittle's copilot Dick Cole - matted to include B-25 "skin" CC-CC1180RE
The two pilots involved in the ...
d1c6yq.hostevo.com, 26 Aug 2012 [cached]
The two pilots involved in the incident are appealing the Federal Aviation Administration's revocation of their · Northwest Airlines pilot Richard Cole at Minnesota Public Radio coverage of Northwest Airlines. Approval from the
Richard Cole and Timothy Cheney, the northwest airlines and canada two Northwest Airlines northwest airlines and klm pilots who northwest airlines affiliates somehow of their licenses, the Federal Aviation Administration northwest airlines atlanta announced today.
Robert Seale Photography Blog » Aviation portraits
www.robertsealeblog.com, 6 Aug 2013 [cached]
Dick Cole (Doolitle's co-pilot on the WWII Doolittle Raid on Tokyo), Gen.
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Richard "Dick" Cole, 96, Maj.
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Richard E. "Dick" Cole with the Panchito B-25
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Doolittle is second from left; Cole is second from right.
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