Cole, Charles Harold, Jr., Lt Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1945-1945, POW Germany
Service Years
1938 - 1966
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1920
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Cole, Charles Harold, Jr., Lt Col USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
St. Joseph, Missouri
Last Address
Peoria, Arizona

Date of Passing
Oct 31, 2003
 
Location of Interment
Sunland Memorial Park - Sun City, Arizona
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966) Commander Air Force Retired AAFTTC Instructor




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2015, American Fighter Aces Association
  2017, Air Force Memorial (AFM) - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He shot down 5 enemy aircraft and destroyed 6 on the ground before he was shot down and became a POW.
 
   
Other Comments:
Sources:
Enlistment record:
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=3&cat=WR26&tf=F&q=charles+h+cole+jr&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=1368418&rlst=1368418,6679419,6798534
POW record:
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=466&mtch=3&cat=WR26&tf=F&q=charles+h+cole&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=54071&rlst=54071,54069,54070
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1376
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=114823906
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_cole_c_h.php
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_020.php
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery.php?Group=20
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/77th_Fighter_Squadron#World_War_II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/55th_Fighter_Squadron#World_War_II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_Operations_Group#World_War_II
http://www.20thfightergroup.com/pilots-gallery.html
http://www.20thfightergroup.com/aces.html
   
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Aviator (Command)


 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Army National Guard (ARNG)Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUnited States Army Air Forces (USAAF)77th Fighter Squadron  - Gamblers
20th Fighter Group55th Fighter Squadron  - Fighting Fifty-FifthPOW Germany
  1938-1940, Army National Guard (ARNG)
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1942-1944, AAF MOS 770, USAAF Flying Training Command
  1944-1944, USAAF Flying Training Command
  1944-1945, 77th Fighter Squadron - Gamblers
  1944-1945, 20th Fighter Group
  1945-1945, 55th Fighter Squadron - Fighting Fifty-Fifth
  1945-1945, POW Germany
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Arizona
  1971-1975, University of Arizona
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang3
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