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Lt Col Dick Cole, the Last Doolittle Raider, Dies at 103
A legendary chapter in Air Force history has come to a close. Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole, the last survivor of the “Doolittle Raid,” died April 9, in San Antonio. “Lt. Col. Dick Cole reunited with the Doolittle Raiders in the clear blue skies today,” said Secretary of...
The squadrons are two of the oldest in the U.S. Air Force (USAF), with the 34th BS formed on May 10, 1917, and the 37th formed on June 13, 1917 On Jun. 13, 2017, at Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) more than 100 Airmen, family members and distinguished guest attended the 100th anniversary celebration of the 34th and 37th Bomb...
Just like the B-25s taking off from aircraft carriers, the B-1 is constantly upgraded from what was originally just supposed to be a low-level bomber to one of the most capable USAF aircraft Two B-1 strategic bombers from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) took part in the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid where one of the Bones performed...
Even if the Doolittle Raid caused only minor damage, it forced the Japanese to recall combat forces for home defense and raised fears among the Japanese civilians In the spring of 1942 U.S. morale slumped because of the numerous Japanese successes. The country desperately needed a victory. As explained by National Museum of the U.S. Air Force article America Hits Back: The...

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