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Richard E. Cole Papers

 Collection
Identifier: D026-07

Scope and Content

The collection contains material presented to Richard Cole at the 2007 reunion of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. It includes proclamations made by the officials of Bexar County, Texas honoring both the Doolittle Raiders and Richard E. Cole.

Dates

  • 2007

Language of Materials

Collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Biographical Sketch

Richard E. Cole was born September 7th, 1915 in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Steele High School in Dayton and completed two years of study at Ohio University. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1940, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in July of 1941. He was elected for the Doolittle Raid and participated in training for the raid in early 1942. During the raid he was the Co-Pilot of Crew Number 1, the first plane to take off. Number 1 was piloted by James H. Doolittle. After his recovery from China, Cole served in the China-Burma-India Theater from 1942 – 1943, and again from 1943 until June of 1944. Cole was relieved form active duty in January 1947, but returned to active duty in August of the same year. From 1959 to 1962 Cole served as the Operations Advisor to the Venezuelan Air Force.

Cole’s decorations include the 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, and Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade. Cole is active in the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Association, and lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Richard E. Cole passed away on April 9, 2019 at the age of 103.

Sources

Source
"Richard E. Cole," "Wikipedia," accessed 2020-09-03, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_E._Cole.

Extent

2.6 Linear Feet (One non-standard box (31.5x23.0x3.0).)

Abstract

The collection contains material presented to Richard Cole at the 2007 reunion of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. It includes proclamations made by the officials of Bexar County, Texas honoring both the Doolittle Raiders and Richard E. Cole.

Series Description

The Richard E. Cole Papers are organized into one series of material.

Series I: Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Association Reunion Proclamations 2.6 linear ft. (one non-standard box), 2007.

Arranged chronologically.

Provenance Statement

The Richard E. Cole Papers were donated to the History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by Richard E. Cole on 2007-05-17.

Additional Sources

Additional information about this topic can be found in the History of Aviation Archives in the following Collections:

Doolittle Archives

Image ID

It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission from copyright holders of materials to which this institution does not own copyright.

Images in this collection are identified by a unique number that provides information about the format, record group, collection, series, box, folder, and image numbers. Please use this number when ordering reproductions of images from this collection.

Record Group Code

1 = CAT/Air American Archives

2 = Doolittle Archives

3 = Lighter than Air Archives

4 = George H. Williams, Jr., World War I Aviation Library

5 = History of Aviation Archives (HAC)

6 = University Archives

7 = HAC Stacks

8 = WPRL Stacks

9 = Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Collection

10 = Belsterling Collection

11 = Closed Stacks

12 = Unidentified

13 = Chance Vought Archives

14 = Twirly Birds Archives

Image Format Code

P = Photograph/Postcard

S = Slide

N = Negative

T = Positive Transparency

B = Black and White

C = Color

Example: 2REC-1-1-PC1

2 = Doolittle Archives

REC = Richard E. Cole Papers

= Series Number

1 = Box Number

1 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

C = Color

1 = Image Number

Images archived in plastic image holders may also have a location code in the format: 1/TL. In this example, the number is the sheet number and the letters indicate the top left position on the sheet. Position indicators are T = top, L = left, R = right, M = middle, and B = bottom. Position indicators may be combined to describe the position on the sheet, as shown in this example.
Title
Guide to the Richard E. Cole Papers, 1915-2019
Status
Completed
Date
2011-07-18
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English (eng)
Edition statement
First revision by Cassandra Zawojek, 2018-06-12. Second revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2020-09-03.

Revision Statements

  • 2018-06-12: 1st revision was a migration to ArchivesSpace by Cassandra Zawojek.
  • 2020-09-03: 2nd revision was an update of the biographical sketch by Patrizia Nava, CA.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Archives. Repository

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