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Re: April 18,1942 Halsey Doolittle Raid
Lt Col. Richard E. Cole, Doolittle's copilot in aircraft No. 1, was the last surviving Doolittle Raider and the only one to live to an older age than Doolittle, who died in 1993 at age 96.Cole was the only Raider still alive when the wreckage of Hornet was found in late January 2019 by the research vessel Petrel at a depth of more than 17,000 feet (5,200 m) off the Solomon Islands. Cole died 9 April 2019, at the age of 103.
Today is the 79th anniversary of the B-25 bombers raid from the carrier Hornet on Japan.Bet most of those men are dead now.
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