Jack Victor Cole

Military

Assigned to 549BS, 385BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD





Awards: AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

The insignia of the 385th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 549th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11083591 / T-62345 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hit Parade Jr
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 548th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lenora Linda
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: In Like Flynn
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 549th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Mac's Hack
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Grand River, IA 1 August 1921

Enlisted

Des Moines, IA 3 January 1942

Died

Des Moines, IA 15 May 1983

Buried/ Commemorated

IOOF Cemetery Indianola, Warren County, IA 18 May 1983 IOOF Cemetery Indianola, Warren County, Iowa

Based

Great Ashfield Assigned to 549BS, 385BG, 8AF USAAF.