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T/Sgt. Charles O. Cole - 352nd Squadron

As part of the Veterans History Project for the American Folklife Center of The Library of Congress, James Charles O. Cole of the 301st BG 353rd BS generously contributed the following:


Charles O. Cole

Biographical Infomation

Name: Charles O. Cole

Date of Birth: 1917

Place of Birth: Midland, IN

Note: Chris Girton, veteran's stepdaughter, was interviewed on his behalf.

Gender: Male

Race: Unspecified

Home State: PA

War or Conflict: World War II, 1939-1946

Status: Veteran

Dates of Service: 1942-1945

Entrance into Service:

Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps

Unit of Service: 352nd Bomb Squadron, 301st Bomb Group, 15th Air Force

Location of Service: Sicily; Foggia and Rome, Italy; North Africa; Frankfort, Hanover and Stettin, Germany

Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant

Prisoner of War: Yes

Service Related Injury: Yes

Service History Note: Veteran was a prisoner of war (POW) for 14 months..


Collection Information

Type of Resource: Manuscript: Clippings [6 items] Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [1 item]

Interviewer: Larry Ordner

Donor: Richard Lugar

Donor Affiliation/Organization:

Collection #: AFC/2001/001/19704

Subjects:

Cite as: Charles Cole Collection (AFC/2001/001/19704), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress


http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/bib/19704

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