Richard E. Cole Signed Baseball – COA PSA/DNAGo Back
Richard E. Cole was an American career officer in the United States Air Force. He was one of the airmen who took part in the Doolittle Raid on April 18, 1942, serving as the co-pilot to Jimmy Doolittle in the lead airplane of the raid. He eventually reached the rank of lieutenant colonel. Cole remained in China after the raid until June 1943, and served again in the China Burma India Theater from October 1943 until June 1944. He later served as Operations Advisor to the Venezuelan Air Force from 1959 to 1962. He retired from the Air Force in 1966 and became the last living Doolittle Raider in 2016.
Presented is a baseball autographed by Richard E. Cole. He signed the OML (Manfred) baseball on the sweet spot in blue ballpoint (“9-10”) with the inscription, “#1”.