The Air Force has announced a memorial service to celebrate the life of retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole, the last of the famous Doolittle Tokyo Raiders of World War II, who died April 9 at age 103. The service will be held at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, on April 18, officials said in a recent news release. Cole was the co-pilot for then-Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle in a B-25 Mitchell bomber during the April 18, 1942, mission by the U.S. Army Air Forces to strike the Japanese home islands. The memorial also marks the 77th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. Air Force senior leaders, family and friends are expected to attend. Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia will be Cole’s final resting place. Read more at AF.mil.
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