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Retired Doolittle Raider visits 612th AOC

Lt. Col. Richard Cole, a retired Doolittle Raider, looks through the heritage display in the 612th Air and Space Operations Center on Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2014.  The 612th AOC was named the James H. Doolittle Center in honor of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.   Eighty men participated in the raid and on April 18, 1942, they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle.

Lt. Col. Richard Cole, a retired Doolittle Raider, looks through the heritage display in the 612th Air and Space Operations Center on Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2014. The 612th AOC was named the James H. Doolittle Center in honor of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. Eighty men participated in the raid and on April 18, 1942, they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle.

Col. John Schaefer, command of the 612th Air and Space Operations Center, gives a tour to Lt. Col. Richard Cole, a retired Doolittle Raider, on Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2014.  The 612th AOC provides command and control of air and space power in United States Southern Command's area of responsibility that include 31 countries. The building was named the James H. Doolittle Center in honor of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

Col. John Schaefer, command of the 612th Air and Space Operations Center, gives a tour to Lt. Col. Richard Cole, a retired Doolittle Raider, on Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2014. The 612th AOC provides command and control of air and space power in United States Southern Command's area of responsibility that include 31 countries. The building was named the James H. Doolittle Center in honor of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

Lt. Col. Richard Cole, a retired Doolittle Raider, answers questions from the Airman assigned to the 612th Air and Space Operations Center, during his visit to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2014.  The 612th AOC provides command and control of air and space power in United States Southern Command's area of responsibility that include 31 countries, and was named the James H. Doolittle Center in honor of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

Lt. Col. Richard Cole, a retired Doolittle Raider, answers questions from the Airman assigned to the 612th Air and Space Operations Center, during his visit to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2014. The 612th AOC provides command and control of air and space power in United States Southern Command's area of responsibility that include 31 countries, and was named the James H. Doolittle Center in honor of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

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