- April 18 marks the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, a surprise aerial attack on Tokyo
- Richard Cole, mission leader Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot, is the last surviving member of the Doolittle Raiders
Fredericksburg, Texas (CNN) Richard Cole was not thinking much about the future when flying in the surprise Doolittle revenge raid on Japan 75 years ago Tuesday. He says he was scared all the time. Now, at age 101, he is the last survivor of the 80 gallant men who successfully bombed Japan and delivered a giant morale boost for the United States just months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.