The Texas Flying Legends joined the Doolittle Raiders in commemorating the life and accomplishments of Colonel Carroll V. Glines, Jr. with a flyover in the TFLM B-25 Betty’s Dream.
In addition to military leadership, CV Glines was a writer of epic proportions. Please click here to read his obituary.
Lieutenant Colonel Richard “Dick” Cole was Doolittle’s copilot on the Tokyo raid. At 100 years old and the last raider able to travel, he represented the group at the funeral service for Col. Glines, and presented TFLM with this letter. It was an honor for the TFLM to participate and a proud day for our crew.
The letter reads:
February 9, 2016
Mr. Scott Tollefson
Texas Flying Legends Museum
1190 Blume Avenue
Ellington Field — KEFD
Houston, TX 77034
On behalf of the family of Colonel Carroll V. Glines and the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, I want to extend our deepest appreciation for your participation and support for Colonel Glines’ funeral service on January 24th.
C.V., as he is known to his family and friends, was a very special member of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders family, and very special friend of the late General James H. Doolittle himself. He earned the right to be an Honorary Doolittle Raider for his outstanding contribution in his writing the definitive books on the Doolittle Raid, and his classic biography of General Doolittle.
Colonel Glines will be deeply missed by all who knew him; he was a loving husband, a dedicated father and a dear friend to us all.
We thank you and Al Miller for your participation in the farewell flyover with your B-25-J Betty’s Dream, and enclosed is a donation to offset some of your expenses in this tribute to Col. Glines.
With best regards,
Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, USAF (Ret) President Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Association