Make your own free website on Tripod.com

448thBGp Other Crews

Edward W Cole 343rd
Home
715th BGp Crew 108
Crew34(Hall)
Crew 27 (Kain)
Crew 57 Lt. MacVean/ Lt Hurley
Crew 73
Warke /Floyd Crews
Mains Crew
CO 714th Sq G.Stringfellow
B24 our Honey
Individuals
Edward W Cole 343rd
100th/303rd BGp B17
15th AAF Charles O Cole
15th AAF David Aiken
Favorite Links
SEARCH FOR SERVICEMEN/WOMEN CONGESSIONAL OR INDIVIDUAL
Contact Me

ag_flag.gif

SSgt: Edward W Cole (15 33 0512)

1629cda0edwardwcole.jpg
343rd Airdrome Squadron

Service Dates (Sept 16 1942) (Nov 12 1945)

16e9cd80edcolesuntan.jpg

343rd  Airdrome Squadron

Southern Phillippines; New Guinea; Western Pacific; Luzon;

Medals: Asiatic-PacificTheaterRibbion w/4 Bronze Star per WDGO # 33/45; Phillipine

Liberation Ribbon w/1 Bronze Star per WDGO # 33/45; Good Conduct Ribbon

World War II Victory Medal;

Automotive Mechanic 014; Carbine Marksman; Asiatic-Pacific (Dec 1 1944)- (Nov 11945)

Continental Service (2 years; 2 months; 2 days) Foreign Service (11 months; 25 days)

Father:

William Jesse Cole

Mother :

Nelle(Whalen) Cole

They moved to New Lebanon when he was 6 years old. He went to school at New Lebanon for 12 years and one semester at Evansville University.

Edward and Verlene Cole
1719cc20.jpg

He then got married lived at several different places till he moved to 830 North Court St

. where he lived when he went to service. After he came home he moved back to Gill Twp.

in December 1945; to the farm his dad owned ,he lived there till December 1969 then moved to 210 East Washington St.

Sullivan Indiana.

Edward & Verlene's Family

Children:

Thomas Edward

Margaret Jean

Richard Ellis

Sally Ann Beth Ellen

When he came home from the service he went to work as a mechanic at Monroe Feed & Implements. They sold Case

& Massy Harris Tractors and other implements. Along with Pillsbury's Best Feed, later they sold May tag washers &

appliances.

After this place closed he worked as a driller in the oil fields in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.

Later he was a self-employed small engines and lawnmowers mechanic until he became employed as a window clerk

at the Sullivan Post Office until he retired.

Also he farmed 80 acres while doing the other jobs he had.

Was active in the Rose Chapel Methodist Church.

Was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, York Rite and Eastern Star.

Was on the local school board for a number of years.

15f1e560cn.gif

edverlene.jpg

Edward Wilbur Cole b: January, 09-1913 d: December, 26-1984 Born: Carlisle Indiana, Sullivan County

Wife:Ruby Verlene (Shake) Cole b: December,11-1915 d: April,19-1980 Married: December, 11-1935

coleedward.jpg

For more information on the 343rd Airdrome Squadron or any other unit try;

THE AIR NET WEBSITE

2tinyplane.jpg

To "Harold's Tribute to 448thBGp Crew48"

To contact the Webmaster--

* Please bear with the adds.
 Most will be military related.
It pay's Lycos for the 
 Free Space.--Webmaster

24 MAY 2005