By: Tseng Chung-sheng and Lillian Lin
Taipei, June 10 (CNA) Two retired Air Force pilots in their 90s, one from the Republic of China and the other from the U.S., regaled guests at recent dinner party at Twin Oaks Villa in Washington with stories of their combat action during the Second World War.
The party was hosted on May 19 by Shen Lyushun (沈呂巡), Taiwan’s representative to the U.S., in honor of the two wartime heroes, Richard Cole and Chen Hung-chuan (陳鴻銓), a spokesman of the representative office said.
Cole, now 99, was the co-pilot who flew with Gen. Jimmy Doolittle, commander of the 1942 Tokyo Raid. Cole recalled that crew was rescued by Chinese civilians when the plane mistakenly landed behind enemy lines in an eastern coastal region of mainland China after a bombing mission. [FULL STORY]