Richard E. Cole Signed 8x10 Photo (BGS Encapsulated)

Doolittle Raiders

  • Lot number 3818337
  • Total bids 9
  • Winning bid $36.75
  • Buyer's premium $6.25
  • Total $43.00

Photo measures 8" x 10" in size and has been hand-signed by Richard E. Cole (D. 2019).

Richard E. Cole, (born 7 September 1915) was then-Colonel Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot during the Tokyo Raid, known famously as The Doolittle Raid; an air raid carried out on Saturday, 18 April 1942 by the United States on the Japanese capital Tokyo and other places on the island of Honshu during World War II, the first air operation to strike the Japanese Home Islands. It demonstrated that the Japanese mainland was vulnerable to American air attack, served as retaliation for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and provided an important boost to American morale. The raid was planned and led by Lieutenant Colonel James "Jimmy" Doolittle of the United States Army Air Forces.

The item / autograph(s) has been authenticated and encapsulated by Beckett (BGS) for authenticity purposes.

Authentication: BGS Encapsulated

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