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., Joker
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group
  • 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

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

Based

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