SSgt: Edward W Cole (15 33 0512)
|343rd Airdrome Squadron
Service Dates (Sept 16 1942) (Nov 12 1945)
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)
William Jesse 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
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.
Edward & Verlene's Family
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 &
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
Was on the local school board for a number of years.