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93rd Bomb Squadron Celebrates 100 Years of Air Power

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Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dick Cole signs a poster during the 93rd Bomb Squadron’s 100th year anniversary dinner at Margaritaville Casino & Resort Paradise Theater, Bossier City, La., Oct. 14, 2017. Cole, who turned 101, is the last living member of the Doolittle Raiders. The famous group of airmen, part of the 93rd BS, delivered the first air strikes against the Japanese home islands during World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sgt. Cody Burt/Released)

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Past and present commanders of the 93rd Bomb Squadron pose with retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole during the 93rd Bomb Squadron’s 100th year anniversary dinner at the Margaritaville Casino & Resort, Bossier City, La., Oct. 14, 2017. Cole is the last living member of the famed Doolittle Raiders who launched the first air strikes of on the Japanese home islands during World War II. The Doolittle raid is one of many historical milestones of the 93rd BS which traces its lineage all the way back to France during World War I. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sgt. Cody Burt/Released)

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brent Weisner, 93rd Bomb Squadron commander, offers a toast to Lt. Col. Steve Smith, 93rd BS flight instructor, at Margaritaville Resort and Casino, Bossier City, La., Oct. 14, 2017. Past and present members gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the unit and its rich history. Smith added to that history this year when he crossed the 10,000 flying hour threshold in the B-52 Stratofortress. Smith now has more flying hours logged than any current air crew member in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

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A specially designed aviator’s helmet shines in the light during the 93rd Bomb Squadron’s 100th Year anniversary icebreaker celebration at Margaritaville Resort Casino, Bossier City, La., Oct.13, 2017. Lt. Col. Brent Weisner, 93rd Bomb Squadron commander, presented the helmet gift to the 93rd Bomb Squadron as a token of his affection for the unit. The stars on the helmet represent significant milestones in the unit’s storied history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

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Susan Mozina speaks with Bud Farrell while Lt. Col. Bryan Bailey, 307th Operations Group deputy commander, looks on during a party at Margaritaville Resort Casino, Bossier City, La., Oct. 13, 2017. The celebration was part of the festivities marking the 93rd Bomb Squadron’s 100th year anniversary. Mozina is the daughter of World War I ace Charles d’0live, who helped to start the unit in France in 1917. Farrell served as a side gunner in the unit during the Korean conflict and wrote a memoir of his time with the 93rd BS entitled “No Sweat.” Also, Bailey will relinquish his duties with the 307th OG to take command of the 93rd BS this month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

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