Carl Edison Cole

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-45741.jpeg UPL 45741 Jerry Bryan Payne Crew
388th BG - 561st BS - 8th AF
Most of these men were shot down on 20 Feb 1944
Maxbauer and Scuglik were not on the mission. Alcarese was WIA and made POW. The rest were KIA

Standing Left to Right: Joseph Scuglik (FE), James L. Ellis (WG), Albert R. Maxbauer (R/O), Grant G. Tucker (WG), Andrea Alcarese (TG), Joseph Pappaalardo (BTG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Jerry Payne (P), Carl E. Cole (CP), Clarence H.E. Swanson (B), J.J. Kelley (N)

Object Number - UPL 45741 - Jerry Bryan Payne Crew 388th BG - 561st BS - 8th AF Most of these men were shot down on 20 Feb 1944 Maxbauer and Scuglik were not on the mission. ...

On a mission to Poznan, Poland, B-17G #42-39894 'Barbara' left the formation due to a fuel leak and was shot down by fighters, exploded in mid-air, and crashed near Funen, Denmark on 20 Feb 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-803675
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Old 66 / Lady Margaret
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
Stars and Stripes 2nd Edition
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Stars and Stripes 2nd Edition
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Boomerang Barbara
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Newton, MA 27 August 1919

Enlisted

Fort Devens, MA 13 February 1942

Other

388th BG Combat Tour

Knettishall Airfield, UK 6 February 1944 - 20 February 1944 Cole was shot down and KIA on his 3rd mission

Buried/ Commemorated

Newton, MA Newton Cemetery Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Show Map Plot Sect O,Family Lot 150

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Assens, Denmark 20 February 1944

Revisions

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Contributorjmoore43
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Sources

Corrected a typo in the "Summary biography" - “Denmark” was misspelled.

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ContributorAAM
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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2432 / MACR 2432, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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