Robert Thornton Coale

Military

Object Number - UPL 47532 - Robert K. Ritchie Crew 47th BG - 97th BS - 12th AF L to R: Robert K. Ritchie (P), Archie D. Mull (G), Robert T. Coale (G), Harold D. Hackett...

Assigned to 97BS, 47BG, 12AF USAAF. 60+ x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM (3OLC), GC, NSDM, WWII Victory, EAME (4 x battle stars), AF Longevity Service Award.

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Units served with

A-26 Invaders, including (serial number 43-22575) of the 47th Bomb Group, 12th Air Force lined up in Italy.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Naples International Airport
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Grosetto Main
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Bastia – Poretta Airport

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Majestic, Alabama 21 March 1924 Son of Simeone and Jennie Mae [Bailey] Coale.

Died

Nacogdoches, Texas 13 July 2017
Bayview, Alabama 213 Shore Avenue Worked for U.S. Pipe and Foundry

Other

Assigned to the 47th Bomb Group

Capodochino Airfield, Italy Completed a 60 mission tour

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