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Lt. Col. Richard Cole, one the last surviving members of Doolittle's Raiders, will celebrate his 100th birthday during a special Texas movie premiere about his mission at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on Sept. 7

Join WWII enthusiasts and local supporters for the Texas film premiere of “Doolittle’s Raiders: A Final Toast.” The story of the April 18, 1942 Doolittle Raid focuses on Lt. Col. Richard Cole, Jimmy Doolitte’s co-pilot on the mission, who is one of only two of the original Raiders still living. Eighty men went on the bombing run aboard 16 B-25 planes. Cole is turning 100-years-old on Labor Day and the North Texas community is invited to help him celebrate during a special presentation and movie screening at the Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave. on Monday, Sept. 7 at 6:30 pm.  Cost is $20.  The event is free for all veterans. Visit: www.flightmuseum.com.

The new documentary emphasizes the Doolittle crew as individuals – their courage and how their incredible (and at the time considered suicidal) mission in the early days of World War II impacted them for the rest of their lives. The film will include the pilots personal stories of that day and the days after their heroic flight. The Doolittle Raid changed an entire nation’s morale following Pearl Harbor and other early defeats of the United States at the hands of the Japanese in 1941-1942.

About the Frontiers of Flight Museum

The Frontiers of Flight Museum is conveniently located just north of downtown on Lemmon Avenue at the southeast side of Dallas Love Field Airport, north of Mockingbird Lane. Housed in a modern 100,000- square-foot facility, the Museum provides a focal point to explore the history and progress of aviation, as mankind continues to pursue going higher, faster and farther. Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Adults $10; Seniors (65+) $8; Youths/Students (3-17) $7 and children under 3 are free. For more information, visit www.flightmuseum.com.

 

 

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