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Richard E Cole 1
Level of Education: 2 years of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
1915 1
Ohio 1
Place: Montgomery County, Ohio 1

World War II 1

Army 1
Enlistment Date:
22 Nov 1940 1
Army Branch:
Medical Administrative Corps - For Officers only 1
Army Component:
Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
15064448 1
Enlistment Place:
Ft Thomas Newport Kentucky 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
Machinists 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
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Box Number: 0179 1
Film Reel Number: 2.36 1

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"Dick" Cole, LTC Ret. Doolittle Raider-WWII Pilot

Tokyo, Japan

Richard E Cole;

Richard E. Cole, 0-421602, Colonel
Co-Pilot Crew 1


Graduated from Steele high School, Dayton, Ohio and completed two years college at Ohio University. Enlisted November 22, 1940. Completed pilot training and commissioned as Second Lieutenant, July, 1941. Remained in China-Burma-India after Tokyo Raid until June 1943, and served again in the China-Burma-India Theater from October, 1943 until June, 1944. Relieved from active duty in January, 1947 but returned to active duty in August 1947. Was Operations Advisor to Venezuelan Air Force from 1959 to 1962. Peacetime service in Ohio, North Carolina, and California. Rated as command pilot. Decorations include Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Chinese Army, Navy, Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade.


Born September 7, 1915, Dayton, Ohio

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