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Richard E. Cole Collection

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Richard E. Cole Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Richard E. Cole
State of Birth:
OH
Home State:
TX
Gender:
Male
Race:
Unspecified

War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1941-1946
Entrance into Service:
Enlisted
Branch of Service:
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service:
34th Bomb Squadron, 17th Bomb Group; 11th Bomb Squadron; 1st Air Commando Group
Location of Service:
Randolph Field, Texas; Kelly Field, Texas; Pendleton, Oregon; Jackson, Mississippi; Augusta, Georgia; March Field, California; Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; Tulsa, Oklahoma; California; Columbia, South Carolina; Kunming, China; China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater; Pacific Theater; Love Field, Texas; Victorville Army Air Field, California
Battles/Campaigns:
Doolittle Raid
Highest Rank:
Captain
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
The veteran served as Lead Plane Co-Pilot in the Doolittle Raid.

War or Conflict:
Cold War
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1946-1967
Entrance into Service:
Commissioned
Branch of Service:
Air Force
Unit of Service:
Air Force Reserve; Operations Advisor to Venezuelan Air Force
Location of Service:
Wright Patterson Air Force Base (AFB), Ohio; Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia; Japan; Washington, DC; Venezuela; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; George Air Force Base (AFB), California
Highest Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel
Prisoner of War:
No

Collection Information

Type of Resource:
Audio: CD [1 item] --Oral history interview
Computer File: CD [1 item] --Electronic file of manuscript
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] --Typewritten document
Audio: CD [1 item] --Reference copy
Computer File: CD [1 item] --Electronic file of manuscript
Interviewer:
Jack Sigler
Contributor:
Robin Sellers
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Florida State University, Reichelt Oral History Program
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/82267
Subjects:
Cole, Richard E.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Cold War--Personal Narratives
United States. Air Force.
Cite as:
Richard E. Cole Collection
(AFC/2001/001/82267), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   3/15/2012

 

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